Its five thirty and the day looms ahead. Summer in Australia is about days like this, one’s we call stinking hot. The prospect of 42C/107F is not something I look forward to. Already the day is challenging in anticipation of the searing heat, enough to feel your skin being slapped over and over. The plants are all closed, the leaves protecting themselves from loss of moisture, the birds usually so boisterous in the mornings are quiet now. The sunrise and the penetrating rays herald the days expected forecast. So now the waiting begins. We have faith in the weather man because he has forecast a cool change in the evening. So we will wait, close up the house, pray the air con works all day and await that evening sound of the cooling breeze rushing to us from the south.
a moments coolness
expectations of the dawn
tiring in the heat
Written for: https://dversepoets.com/2017/01/23/haibun-monday-29/