Friday, January 14, 2011

aros. Down - But Not Out

Summer weather- Vic & Tas hide coyly
The east coast of Australia
Has disappeared entirely beneath an unmoving, soggy, dense blanket of cloud

El Nino and La Nina fought for supremacy.

El Nino reluctantly relinquished his stranglehold
His legacy? A parched, drought devastated land.

La Nina released from her exiled land
revels petulantly in her newfound status.
Flexes her muscles,
honed and toned during years of being ignored.

Rain bands, a soggy Summer in Victoria
Enjoys the feeling of power
Struts her stuff

Unleashes rain, with vicious intent and deadly ferocity
inundates parched land
Alerts constant, we reel as the catastrophe unfolds

Climate change, a myth no longer
a taste of things to come.

A Drabble is a story told in 100 words. No more, no less.

Images (screen shots) Bureau of Meteorology Jan 13 2011
Information on Climate Change in Australia here.

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