TEMPER

So quiet,
so patient,
slowly rising;
like clouds gradually
covering a gleaming sun.

Suddenly dull,
suddenly flashing,
seeking targets
looking for an opening
then bolting forth.

Destroying a moment,
destroying all pleasure.
Delivering heartache,
as clouds bring forth
their sad bounty.

Raining down,
raining teardrops,
trickling slowly,
washing away the
blackened landscape.