Heatwave Holiday

Yesterday as I lay melting
It was hot; stuffy; sweltering
but then you thundered in – like that
the saviour of us crazy cats!
You roared across the sunburnt state
You left sweet relief in your wake.
The city – dancing in the rain
spinning around – there is no shame
Please don’t leave us! Please don’t go away
we love you dearly! please, please, stay!
Thanks to you we can breathe again;
you’re beautiful – our long lost friend!
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This week, Melbourne

 

Mother must think its winter

She is heating up the house

Unleashing a wrath of rays

Summer has arrived, Melbourne.

 

Sweltering in the south land

Stifled within a furnace

Baking in an earth-like kiln

Hell hath arrived in Melbourne.

 

Beaten by a wall of heat

Weary from restless sleeping

Grouchy from public delays

Melting with you, our Melbourne.

 

Storming through the urban town

Flashing when things get too low

Igniting country bush lands

It’s a fiery time, Melbourne.

 

Torture comes in many forms

Extremes go beyond the graph

People are put to the test

It’s a tough week in Melbourne.