This heat is under my skin snapping
like crispy grass under my feet,

sending puffs of dirt
swirling into the air,
particles glistening

in golden evening sun,
lingering in the thick atmosphere.

I tingle, electric pricking every pore
as clouds stack in the distance
growing darker, rumbling, waiting

until the wind picks up,
sweeping them forward

jolts of lightning across the sky
flashing, pulsing with my
goosebumps as the rain falls.