Friday, 30 December 2016

Downpipes (December)

December is a furnace when drops fall on sidepath leaf-scattered concrete and thuds sound on wattle-tousled wavy laserlite and wind lifts leafy overhead giants and buckets fill with speckling trickling increase and gutters overflow rapid water strings and porches turn awash with whitest rain and thunder heavies over high hill Bundoora and downpipes burst fountains upward collision and gardens grow into untended water-raging pools and the Crescent is a speeding creekbed and storm tests root structure of great trees and deluge is roaring mountain cloud sound and water breaks through huddled shed’s weak points and unexpected inundations magnify underlays and…

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