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Summer is bushfire season

Too Soon

2011-11-27_10.51.26by Moira Deslandes07 Dec 2013

The gully breeze prophesies a bushfire.
Phone calls, plans and decisions are made.
Children and toys gathered up.
Elderly shuffle into mini buses.

The weather report studied with all the attention of a final exam.
Gutters cleared, hoses checked.
Memories stored and secured.
Don't look back as the sirens sound.