Yasi’s Tears

 

The air is hot and heavy

An ominous stillness settles

 Great dollar drops

Begin to fall

Hard

Sharp

They are

Yasi’s tears

Thunder

Mumbles distant

TC Yasi’s Tail

Comes to us now

Far Reaching

2, 3, 4000 kilometres

From FNQ

To Victoria

Hot tropical air

Laden with

Condensed South Pacific

White caps

Meeting

Cool Antarctic summer breezes

They clash

And

Yasi weeps

Storm breaks

Cracks

Rolls

Reports

Tropical Cyclone Yasi

Took its time

Stalking

Far North Queensland

Pouncing in the dark

Rattling

Shaking

Ripping

Tearing

Hot green tropics

Cyclonic winds

Tossing boats,

Splitting houses

Breaking hearts and homes

Snapping ancient trees

Peeling green

Leaving there

Empty sticks

Devastation

But here

For us

No thrashing tail

No tantrums

No wind

No ripping or tearing

But

In thundery clash

Heavy with regret

Fall

Yasi’s Tears

Words and Pictures © Denise Stanford 2011

~ by Denise Within the Vine on 04/02/2011.

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