Cool change




The city lets out a sigh


as rain pours down.


Its steamy cover melts


with fleeing frown.


Greenery lightens its hue


to stretch and grow,


laughing away the dust,


changing the status quo.



A southerly breeze dispels


the blanketing heat.


Release extends to splay


it’s tendrils sweet.


Seeping into bonded soul


and body sour,


it spills its liquor bowl


of healing power.



Cool descends to cloak


the brooding streets.


Frozen humans now,


un-paused, resume their beats.


Hail declares the peace


with drumbeat wild,


Fiercest heat, disarmed,


replaced by mild.



The city sighs again,


accepting change,


geographic fate


its weather range.


Lightened legs and lungs


increase their pace.


Beauty whispers round


its rain-washed face.



© Ellen Carr 2013




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