Afternoon Storms in Brisbane
Oppressive and suffocating,
The still air.
A warm wet blanket of humidity,
Engulfs our river city.
Cumulonimbus clouds build,
Menacing in their multi-level plumes,
Cast an eery iridescent gloom,
Against the Jacaranda’s purple bloom.
Chequered splotches of fat raindrops
Sizzle on the parched tarmac,
Announcing heavens outcry,
As crisp sheet flashes of lighting
And deep rumbles reverberate.
Violent and unforgiving,
The summer storms have arrived.