Heat stroke

close up photo of a dying sunflower

Shrinking in the heat,
sunflower whose time has come—
summer gardeners.

At last

Photo of a large tree in an empty suburban street. There are streaks of white clouds against a blue sky and tyre skid marks on the bitumen.

Clouds claw through the skies,
wild tyres screech across our roads—
summer has arrived.

Wet

photo of a mug full of coffee in front of a glass window with a green garden view beyond

Rainy good mornings,
warm coffees, teary farmers
La Niña summers.

Battle-ready

close up photo of three flowers in a vertical line

Graceful battalion
paper thin petals prepare
face scorching summer

Pray

photo of sunlight on trees
My backyard

Bushy heads bent low
young and old yearn for showers
summertime coolant