Lightning strikes spread across the grey sky
electric air charges my body

I inhale this storm and hold it deep in my lungs until I nearly suffocate
because this moment only comes once in a lifetime 

The pulsing static pops without warning
I listen for cadences where I can exhale energy to fill the silent void between

The wind whips through the trees,
breaking limbs, sending them crashing down as they splinter along the rain-soaked ground
broken powerlines shoot sparks like marbles bouncing along the slick blacktop
I resist running towards the chaos
but such avoidance is only temporary

The storm will soon be overhead 
Tempestas will summon me to appear before her
I only hope that she will find me worthy of such presence