To the north north west two
Cumulonimbus incus growing
Kept capturing my eye
The anvil tops oddly positioned
So that the longer arms
Were towards each other
Just enough light lingered
To see the rising shapes
Triangulating horizon
I guessed about thirty miles
Two clouds anvil arms reaching
Together merging top and bottom
Dark updraft ice winds
Casting rune shadows
Foretelling lightening wind and rain.
Between huge dark framing clouds remained
An open portal to beyond
Empty of rain and ice and cloud
Though within each supporting
Column fierce heavenward drafts
Of crystalline hydrogen two oxygen raged
Building charged current opposites
The darkening sky door sill one
Earth below and the sky door lentil
Both the other
I reading shadow runes of rain
Watching all around road sky
No longer thinking perhaps
Dreading a little arriving
At home returning to tedium
Returning to the effort and
Work and pain of doing returning
While the Earth turns and our
Galaxy turns dark silhouetted
Trees came between the charcoal
Clouds the tarnished silver sky
Blackness emphasizing the
Square shape giving view of
Space behind first stars appearing
The not quite full moon concealed
By tall trees now behind me
The black shapes of the trees
To the north thinning as I neared a pasture
The black trees still black between
Shrinking for an instant
It was gone … everything paled
The after image burned in my soul
How could that Be
I slowed I needed to get off the road
I needed
I looked all around
There was no one the area deserted
Isolated the pasture empty
Not much shoulder to the road
At crawl speed I drove I didn’t
Want to look away from the sky
It was so quick what if I blink
Too quick to push the shutter
Button can’t look away
Breathing shallow will there
Be a sound a noise something
How could what could I stopped
Gears in park flashers on and
Two wheels still on road hoping
Log trucks did not need to pass
Stretching to see better
Peripherally checking the rear view
No one
Over come by wonder
And a third time
So fast
Less than an instant
Never have I seen something like this
I have been in awe of the sky blazing fire ball
Of a sparkling cave entirely covered in quartz crystals
Of triple rainbows of rainbows that went from
Horizon to horizon I’ve seen the sun set and
The sun rise I’ve seen St Elmo’s Fire I’ve seen alien ball
Lightening twice and colors I’ve seen
The deep blue of glaciers and the blinding white sun
The new green of leaves the red of gushing
Hot blood and the red fire of the setting sun
The yellow gold of October leaves and yellow of oranges
The colors of flowers in bloom of butterflies and birds
The iridescence of beetles and flies eyes
The colorful glow of the squids song and the gracefull jelly fish
Dance I have seen foxfire and will’o’the’whisp
I’ve seen wonders that don’t exist
I’ve seen Yukon glaciers heaven painted purple magenta
Orange snow and rocks minerals in black light
Rubies sapphires emeralds I have seen crystals
Permeated with gold become a color untold
I have seen human eyes with more sweet beauty than
I though possible to behold the stained glass
Of rose windows art windows and art glass
Natures colors and gems ground into pigments
Paintings of masters exquisite yarns tiny violets
Flowering trees swaying soft moss pastel river
Deltas Blue Ridge Mountains home of ancestors
With that soft blue distant haze I have seen
The terrible beauty of a forested mountain on fire
Dark night all around the rushing colors of whirlpools and landslides
Flooded rivers  heavy hurricanes colored winds howling
Multiple tornadoes deathly iridescent silver gray green graceful whirl
But this
This was
Or did I see an Ascension
Or a cosmic pathway open to another dimension
Or did I a mere silly human see
The most intense colors more bright than
The sun for that instant and they did not
White out the full white spectrum was broken into
Its component all colors
Color is too puny a word for these COLORS
More Bright and Intense than any COLORS I’ve
Ever ever seen or hope ever to see again
Miles wide plasma filaments of COLOR divided
Into the full spectrum and beyond arched
Down in an arch more shallow than a rainbow
More like a ray or a beam which
Seemed to spill on the ground just in front of the horizon
So that would be about eight or ten miles away and
Then the plasma COLOR beam and the spill and all the COLOR resonance
Was sucked back up
And gone no flickers no glows gone nothing
The two joined Cumulonimbus incus clouds
Where still there the window still there
But there was not another discharge
Apparently those three were massive enough to drain
The two super cells
The instant of a rainbow brighter than the sun
For this was a lightening phenomena
And it was actually for those three instants
COLOR more bright more intense than the sun
As if a giant acetylene torch had arched through
Heaven’s prism creating an instant plasma all COLOR
Filament of X, gamma, ELF, VLF, and even dark
Matter all needed to create the visible
And it all was there
That instant plasma COLOR lightening filament
Incorporating all of those elements did come to BE
For the fleeting moment that
Then it was gone
All rainbows pale fuchsias appear drab garnets
Dull the Mallards wings common the Cardinal
Dusty while all color is still gorgeous there
Are no distinct colors anywhere as intense and
brighter than the unshielded sun not here even
Is no more and was so quick and so far
Away it did not hurt me the people closer
To where it was could not see the COLOR
Only if your circumstances brought you
To be in the exact spot where I was
Blessed to be at that exact moment
Looking in the correct direction
And not blinking or hunting for a camera setting
Or traffic or cats in the road or been just a
Tiny moment later clearing the trees or
Sooner reaching the next thick stand
Of visually shielding woods

It just happened
I am grateful
Bear …03.18.2014
P.S. After a bit I went home.
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