The auspicious aspect of thunder

is that it carries the promise of lightning.

They go hand in hand.

And if you can hear the booming

thunder clap

that means that you probably haven’t been hit.

Thunder is indifferent about tornadoes.

(Although sometimes they are

strange bedfellows.)

Perhaps thunder sounds the anger of the Universe.

The rumblings that can no longer be held in

the rumblings that grumble through malice

the rumblings that signal

tomorrow will be a new day.