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Post No. 877




Dry heat dances above the tarmac

Eyes burning, searing, searching

Dense bush along the roadsides

With glimpses of clearings as we ride

Dirt replaces tar and rough replaces smooth

Saplings predominate

But some giants stand proud and tall

Greenery is mostly grey

Riverbeds lie yawning, boulder-strewn, bone dry

The rains are coming by and by…


©Denise G Allen, 04 October 2015 07:52

Author: adeeyoyo

I am a middle-aged South African woman, living in Johannesburg. I began writing poetry towards the end of May 2010. I love animals – sometimes more than people! I am back after a break. Thanks for still being here, if you are! Missed you! xxx

6 thoughts on “Thirst

  1. We were like that, but the last 2 weeks things have def turned. We have had so much rain there is flooding, and with the hurricane off the coast its even worse. Maybe we will dry out a bit this week. You def layered the feel of being so dry nicely in this.


    • I saw your weather on the news. Hope it doesn’t get worse. Ours is mainly in summer (excluding the W Cape), but I hear we are lagging behind the average precipitation. However, all the animals that we saw seemed in very good condition.


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