Midsummer Murders

We’re marching towards mid-summer now.

Midsummer can be murder here,

the heatwave capital of Australia.

I can feel the heat in its loins already,

smell its sweaty armpits

hear the swagger in its step.

I’m coming, he says, like a general

on the march with his troops,

heatstrokes and bushfires,

& his meddlesome minions,

mozzies, snakes, spiders,

outcasts from Eden.

Not looking forward to this

but at least there’s the beach to go to,

the air-conditioned palaces of libraries

and shopping centres, the reverse cycle at home

and, of course, beers with the boys!

12 thoughts on “Midsummer Murders

  1. I love the show, David, but never watch it all the way through: I always feel it’s twenty minutes too long, so I never know how a single episode ends; not that it matters, I watch it for its atmosphere, its colourful cast of characters, its intrigue but don’t care a hoot about its resolution 🙂 I wonder if I’m alone in that?

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