Woman with hair covering her face lying on dry, cracked ground
Woman with hair covering her face lying on dry, cracked ground
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Dry

Emma Briggs
Oct 25, 2019 · 1 min read

The dams are draining dangerously.

The creeks are sticks and stones.

The ground is brown and brittle.

The leaves die one by one.

The grass is just a memory.

The insects have all gone.

The wallabies are hungry.

The cows are skin and bone.

The bats are falling from the trees.

The koalas are nearly done.

The forest is a tinderbox.

The farmers feel alone.

The fear of fire is everywhere.

The water is trucked in.

The clouds form and blow away again.

The drought goes on and on.

Emma Briggs

Written by

Australian writer, environmental activist, hang-gliding assistant & former sailor, journalist & clown. Debut poetry collection available now. www.emmabriggs.net

Resistance Poetry

Verse as Commentary

Emma Briggs

Written by

Australian writer, environmental activist, hang-gliding assistant & former sailor, journalist & clown. Debut poetry collection available now. www.emmabriggs.net

Resistance Poetry

Verse as Commentary

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