28 August 2016

Five Degrees

Five degrees - a bit less than you’d expect for this 
part of Queensland, but then the sun’s risen - and 
calm settles as morning’s rays soothe a cloudless 
blue; are we in f’ another hottie - true you’d guess, 
and no breeze means no light relief unless there’s 
shade to hide in; wondered why it was so quiet - a 
compulsory lie-in mandates slower starts to a day 
you don’t want to see an indice of climate change 

Yes, we could do with a bit of rain - all the creeks 
are dry and the grass has had greener days - but 
that’s outback south east life isn’t it with a stone’s 
throw to the sea where either a feast, or damned
famine, rests on El Nino farts, or La Nina’s whim, 
but we’ll manage and trim the cloth accordingly 
@ 26 May 2016, I. D. Carswell