drowning (in lessons)

there is a cyclone
approaching queensland

rolling on
up there
toward new south wales

burning
from September

drowning
in february

can he catch
a breath

can anyman
anywoman
please please
catch a breath

please

there are lessons
being taught
I know

lessons being learned
maybe
(that’s less certain)
but
how can I

anybody

take it in
when
there is a cyclone
now
following on
from last week’s deluge

and a chance
that even
the best of lessons
might be drowned

~

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