Monstrous molten lightning and thunder
Twisting into Fujita’s cyclone of fire
From the realm of the dead.
The fist of Hades, the one
Fierce in battle,
Feared and loathed.
His scepter of burning bolts;
His chariot of ebony, narcissus and cypress;
His stallions’ breath of flames.
The rich one spewing forth
Precious rocks and metals
Sculpted as swords and daggers.
Cerberus growls and guards the gates;
Avert their eyes.
Copyright © 2017 Barbara Harris Leonhard
Image: http://buzzhubb.net/incredible-pictures-of-volcanic-eruptions/ (The Chaiten, Chile volcano, which destroyed the town. The eruption lasted from May 2 to May 8, 2008.)