The Clouds today

The sun prevailed for an instant

Firmament tapestry unfolds

As northern bumpkins gawk

Vacant, eyes skyward, mouths agape

Like turkeys

Drown in a downpour

In eyes of childish wonder

These fleece islands swim

Converging, backlit corona

Their slate faces meet

A kiss with sparks

Behind the veil

Celestial imps light firecrackers

giggling at the shapes

their hand puppet shadows

cast upon the ground below