East Texas Summer Day

We are ever-changing
An East Texas summer day
The only thing consistent about us
Is how inconsistent we can be

Sometimes we are a perfect thunderstorm of emotions

Dark
Somber
We see our fair share of rain

Rumbling
Roaring
Loudly making our voices heard

The power of yours shakes me at my core

In a way that not a whole lot does anymore
A reminder
That I am not all that different
From these woodland trees towering all around us
Majestic and beautiful as they may be
Even they quiver when these Texas skies sound off
with a mighty thunder reminiscent of the Lone Star spirit

You and me
We can both be
Hurricanes
Leaving behind us a path of destruction
A mess left for us to clean up tomorrow


But sometimes we are a cloud-free, sunny day

Warm
Golden
Illuminating all the dark in one another’s worlds


Nourishing
Energizing
You cultivate life in the places in me that were once barren

Oh my sunshine
I sing for you on these sunny days
Under your green thumb I have bloomed
Look how magnificently I flourish 
when your light radiates down upon me

I’ll have you know
I wouldn’t change any of it
May we always be 
an East Texas summer day

Because without the rain
And without the sunshine
These woodland hills wouldn’t be 
as lush and scenic as they are today. 

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