Share https://www.terrain.org/mp3/2020/sep/Arra-Thunderstorm.mp3ThunderstormDeer in woods circle my broad lawn wait beneath foliage umbrellaswhere grass offers escape from splintering trees, wind-whipped debris.Some lie bellies pressed to earth, heads bowed ears pinned back.Some stand transfixed, sentinels on stilted legs, spines arched.A still-life of reverence.I, too, will learn to wait storms watching God in watching them. Catherine Arra is the author of Her Landscape, Poems Based on the Life of Mileva Marić Einstein (Finishing Line Press, 2020), (Women in Parentheses) (Kelsay Books, 2019), Writing in the Ether (Dos Madres Press, 2018), and three chapbooks. She is a native of the Hudson Valley in upstate New York, where she teaches part-time and facilitates local writing groups. Find her at www.catherinearra.com. Header photo by Gallinago_media, courtesy Shutterstock. Photo of Catherine Arra by Dion Ogust.