The guttural, rumbling sound of one jet vibrates my car windshield, and I feel like a trapped animal in the face of a lion’s roar. The Blue Angels are tearing through the October sky. As I near home, two large blackbirds hover silently above. I imagine they escaped from the painting “Wheatfield With Crows.” They saw Van Gogh when his ginger hair and beard had become a shrunken mane, but his feverish brush still captured shadows and light and caressed wild wings in flight while he stood in the heart of a swaying crowd of yellowish gold. Poem by Patricia Cannon Artwork by Autumn Foote Patricia Cannon is a Registered Nurse. She has worked in cardiac critical care, neurointensive care, hemeoncology, school nursing, and currently, in research. Her passion is her faith, photography, and the written word in all its forms. The first version of “A Lion’s Roar” was published in Maya’s Micros and “Under the Rainbow” appeared on the Poet’s Choice Youtube channel. It has resurfaced with some changes. Autumn Foote is a casual self-taught artist, with a lot of life ahead of her to learn from. She does work as an IHSS worker, and for a couple friends. She loves reading and art, and she’s got a goal to put her faith first in her life.