Sam Norman

A Hard Rain

When the rain comes down hard,
like that night in December,
and Teri groans in her sleep while
I hold her hand and stroke her arm,
and thunder crashes, seemingly just
outside our bedroom window,
I count the time from the flash
to the thunder and pray
in the silence between.

Sam Norman lives in Coventry, Connecticut with his wife Teri, their children, Becca and Daniel, a bunch of chickens, and their beloved dogs, Cloudy and Ripple.