Thunder Dreams

What if we grew up on a planet
With cats a mile tall?
So petting one could build up a charge
That sent sparks shooting from fingertips
Into the next county?

Would thunderstorms be trivial?
Obvious? Negligible? A joke?

Or what if we came from a world
Without air, without weather?
Or grew up underwater, no electricity?

Could anyone imagine clouds towering in a sky?
Lightning's crash, tornado's destruction?
Water forming droplets, even freezing into stones?
Pelting down in torrents and floods?

^z - 2012-07-22