the trees are burning, wildlife
and people die but the sun doesn't care.
The landscape is scarred, the trees charred,
whole communities destroyed
and everyone rational knows what's to blame,
on television I watch the flames
but can't imagine the feeling
of householders staring at a blackened space
where they spent so many years,
so many years and so many tears.
Helicopters spray water with scant effect,
when the fire dies it might well return
and the parched earth...once again burn.