Day 12 — compass points

Today the weather forecast for various parts of the Australian continent is like ticking off a climate change checklist.

compass points

in the south
rocks have been thrown
across roads
as the sea 
eats earth

in the west
houses have crumpled
technology tamed
dinghys beached on doorsteps
& dead fish
airdrowned on lawns

in the north & east
fires & floods fight
to see who can 
consume the most

while in the centre
dust impersonates 
storm clouds mocking
much needed rain 

destruction
is messy

Day 10 — seroja

There’s a cyclone off WA just hanging round waiting to say hi to everyone. The fact that it’s in an area where cyclones don’t normally reach; or that it’s hard on the heels of the previous cyclone are all just little blips in the system, surely.

seroja

on the west coast
one cyclone is about to eat
the residue of the previous one

……………………………… wild air is flexing its muscles
……………………………….. ready to tear through homes lives
……………………………. power grids whatever gets in its way

……………………………… crazy rain & rare dangerous
…………………………..wind are lining up to greet the coast
……………………..& the ocean’s keen to explore as far as she can

………………………………… all in an area where such things have been fairly rare 
………………………………… but where they’re going to become all too common