Flagging beneath the burning last summer, I escaped to the forest to seek shady shelter. It was perhaps one or two degrees cooler but I still felt completely wiped out as did the surrounding nature it seemed. Prolonged spells of heat really take it out of you and now that summer has officially arrived I’m going to have to brace myself!
Here the soft focus is
like a magnifying glass,
hardy shoots fighting
through desert concrete
and green sea urchins
dropping from stooped stalks.
The forest‘s spine speaks of suffering
and relentless resilience
heartless stinging nestles jutting like razors
into the tested track
Battery twenty percent drawls
the American announcer on my wireless earphones
The forest and I both pining for rainfall’s rescue