A Brisbane Afternoon Time-Lapse

Cardboard cutout clouds stack up
Heavy with the town’s collective breath
Above the sausage tree and strangler figs

Slender palms like nervous schoolkids
Line up by the shallow water
While the bell hangs still and silent

The rainstorm breaks
In a Busby Berkeley dagger-dance
Across the writhing river

The rain returning home
Makes a heady aromatic tea
In the gutter’s gum-leaf dams

I am excited to see The Nemo’s time-lapse project up and running. Splendid work, sir!


4 Responses to A Brisbane Afternoon Time-Lapse

  1. That last stanza is perfect.

  2. mr oCean says:

    Thank-you, The Zen. The inspiration pleased me a whole lot too!

  3. Yes those Brisbane afternoon thunderstorms brooding and bubbling away. Nice poem

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