They close the schools when it’s too hot
At over 40 - teaching has to stop
The whole week we’re on red alert
High winds are forecast and can hurt
The pasture land and country towns
When burning embers float around
A chance spark or a lightning flash
And bush fires make a front page splash.
Perpetual sun – an Aussie trend
But holidays come to an end
This week the schools start their new year
But in this heat – who will be there?
(c) Poet in the woods 2014