(from a painting by Featured Artist Terry Davis vol.193 ~ July 2017)
by Michael Escoubas
It happened all in a fury—
of clouds rushing like an army
mustering to attack a slumbering
foe, teeth flashing
like sabers rattling in sunlight.
Then the sky opened for hooves
the firmament, musket-fire of rain
satiating parched ground, pouring
on earth crying out for relief.
The attack was over within moments
of its charge …
horses retreating, sabers sheathed—
fields and foliage lift grateful hands
in tribute to Him
who hears the cries of suffering land.