Nearby outside, a dark
electricity filled night
jarred us with
thunderous raging lightning.
Saint Elmo’s fire
danced and filled our cockpit
with ominous luminosity
to our fearless distress.
Look both ways for distress travels any direction.
Mind the gaps as you let the force be with you.
Note: Palpatine (Darth Sidious) was the name of the Emperor in the Star Wars movies.
There We Were
Six miles high at midnight, dodging lightning bolt thunderstorms, eerie Saint Elmo’s Fire covered; below, equally deep, the Marianas Trench beckoned. No one prayed.
Look both ways in foul or fair, self-reliance saves lives.
Mind the gaps between the storms for the reach of deadly lightning.