Hey! What today is headline news?
August's pace is slow
The poet casts round to enthuse
Where will the spotlight go?
Holiday photos flood the Net;
Suntanned, smiling faces
Rock climbing, cute streets in Provence
Beach-sports at seaside places.
To achieve this, travel is involved
Airport and crowded train
The traffic chaos can't be solved
So the stress remains the same!
On weather map, France shows deep red
Above forty degrees
An inferno everywhere you tread
No whisper of a breeze...
Back here «up North», the sun beams down
But its rays are less intense
We turn a gentler shade of brown
And save all that expense!
(c) Poet in the woods 2017