seasonal content

the season has changed
without doubt now

in the space of a week
it has passed from light summer-doona
to winter
and back again
as the nights have cooled
inconsistently

from shorts and no shirt
to trackie-daks
jumper
socks and slippers

each evening
has been starry
and cool

the night before last
it rained
a brief burst
but substantial

today
it has not stopped

the season has changed
for sure
and the predictions
have also come true
el niño has departed
for parts unknown

whether it’s for a long time
or short
whether la niña is to replace him
whether the drought
is now passing

no-one can know
but
the water I feel
on the collar of my jacket

the puddle I can splash
with my boots
are confirmation
of a brand new season
and

right now

I feel content


© Frank Prem, 2006

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