Friday, 8 February 2013


Time passes
We're at the back of the dam 
A nice breeze comes off the water after the ovenous heat of the town
No sound but the birds and the gentle lap of the water
The blue sky is dotted with cotton-wool clouds - confirming that we are still earthbound
Though you might imagine we're part of a lunar landscape
Decorated with driftwood sculptures reaching for the sky
like the burial poles of Arnhem Land.
A line runs across every tree within view, as if drawn by hand
Showing where the water level used to be - about 12 foot above the current level
A nice place to camp - flat
Easy to see any approaching danger.

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