Thursday, 10 January 2013

Australia Ablaze

Australia Ablaze.
The 100 year fire
is here and labelled,
Australia was always a tinderbox
and always on
a knife's edge.
Just because
the 100 year fires
now happen
every five years
and last month
the Storm of the Century
hit Brisbane.
I'm sure that
this means nothing.
And we can
maintain our
lifestyles just as
long as we want.
Even if we are wrong
it will not happen today,
we can do nothing,
but make our children pay.

© Hamish Mack

Australia burns: desperate battle to hold off infernos

Hamish is a 51 year old New Zealander. He has been writing poetry for a couple of years.