In which not one drop of rain fell

The dry land burns.

Patches

of once green bush

disappear…

there has been

no rain today

anywhere

in this dry drought-

stricken land of drought

 

There is no climate

emergency

they say, just

a catastrophe

as the parched

sticks of trees

succumb to fire

and people flee

in this not yet

summer month

of once upon

a rainfall.