It seems so weird when torrents flow
Down dusty street - no rains in sight
Such gurgling! Watch it swirl and go
Past police car – flashing light …
The sudden storms that cleared the air
And made big trees come crashing down
Have blocked some roads around Belair
Disturbing old pipes underground.
Battered fences, pots upturned
Haphazard branches under foot
Nature’s tricks - cause us concern
Aussie weather won’t stay put!
Hence dry road and flowing stream
A scene surreal, yet commonplace
To me it all seems like a dream
With which I struggle to keep pace!
(c) Poet in the woods 2016