Chalkboard Sky

Heat lightning in black chalkboard sky
the dusty air thick, skeleton bone dry
collapse of thunderstorm approaching, comes 
haboob, a wall of dust encroaching while
spectral saguaros beg the gray lead clouds
to lighten their burdensome load
as the arid desert cries for relief from searing heat
in the form of cool down pouring rain

©2019 Linda Lee Lyberg

Linda Lee Lyberg is an author, poet, wife, and mother. She resides in Mesa, AZ with her husband Pete (aka The Big Viking) of 23 years and her dog, Ricky Bobby who loves to go real fast. She writes various forms of poetry, as well as short stories. Several of her works have appeared in various anthologies and online literary magazines.
You can read more of her works at: and her Amazon Author Page

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