Summer Morning in Perth

The chilled easterly roared across
Matilda Bay, corrugating
the shallows with steady white-caps
that eased themselves onto the beach sand,
bringing with it the hint of a
desert morning.

Boats rocked back and forth endlessly,
oblivious to the wind, just
terrified of the insane heat
due on this summer afternoon,
another in a long line of
February scorchers.

Above my head shade brollies
whipped around in desperation
to escape their tightly fastened
chains now condemning them to yet
more relentless bleaching sunshine
in Perth’s furnace.

I loved it, cool on my skin, so
refreshing, a brief respite from
this debilitating season
even as the trees leant over,
whispered to me that hell lay just
a few hour’s distant.

About George Fripley
I am a writer who enjoys writing humour, satire, poetry and sometimes a bit of philosophy. I live in Perth, Western Australia and occasionally get a poem or article published. It's all good fun! I have two books available for unwary readers, Grudges, Rumours and Drama Queens- The Civil Servant's Manual (This contains all that anybody could ever want to know about why government runs so slowly) and More Gravy Please! - the Politician's Handbook. (available through Amazon)

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