In the dark early morning
Between waking and sleep
I saw a flash of light on the edge of my eyelid
I was afraid
Thinking my old eyes were falling apart.
It’s happened to more than one of my friends
“You see a flash,” they told me
“Just a little, white flash
And then you’d better get to the doctor.”
Still I waited
And then saw another white flash.
And then I heard the thunder.