She is burning
Both on the ground and in the air.
100 plus bush fires devouring
Any grass tree or gum in their paths.
Up and down the coast line
From Brisbane down south,
To way north of Cairns,
Smoke haze fills the sky.
Almost 7000 km available to burn
In this most unusual heatwave
That’s sucking water from everywhere.
Normally at this time of year,
Yes Queensland’s all a swelter
We bitch and moan and hide out
In our refrigerated air.
The humidity is something fierce
Sweat pours out of all our skin
And drips in the most uncomfortable
Places – it can be embarrassing.
This time, it’s some what different
The weather’s in reverse
There is no clouds to mar the sky
No welcome fall of rain
The humidity is so very low
It is just pure and burning heat.
Bring back some gastly humidity
To bring the rain and it’s relief.