Warming to the Warning

The weather map is
an angry shade of crimson,

the radio is playing songs
about the sun (George Harrison, take a bow)

bare-chested men walk
alongside short-skirted girls

as babies in hats are
pushed towards the beach.

It’s summer in Technicolor, they say,
have a doze on the sand.

Enjoy it while you can.

Henry Bladon is a writer of short fiction and poetry based in Somerset in the UK. He has degrees in psychology and mental health policy and a PhD in literature and creative writing. His work can be seen in Potato Soup Journal, Forth Magazine, Mercurial Stories, Asylum Magazine, Tuck Magazine and Spillwords Press, among other places. Read other articles by Henry.