Friday, February 26, 2016

Sarah St Vincent Welch #56 Anticipation 2

Anticipation 2

gigantic tales
air become water
gulping it all in
pillars of cumulonimbus
west wind Himalayas plains
it’s hot as an autorickshaw’s engine
as a vat full of boiling chai
as dahl

monsoon seemed like a story
to a traveller, the first time,
children swept down drains

the humidity gained
steaming toilets
catching buckets of water
chest out pleading for it
naked under overhead fan
until this breaks

where where will we be
where will we be

when it breaks

1 comment:

  1. Roiling! Sarah, reminds me my first summers here - in Wollongong. No comparison I know but back then ...


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