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 is a poet, writer and mental health essayist based in Somerset in the UK. His work has appeared previously in Dissident Voice. Read other articles by Henry.