The day has begun an hour ago
but the city and its outskirts including
bush and the fire trail, parkland and the
shopping village, amusement complex
and the honey trader on the busy road,
pigeons on the roof and kookaburra
on the gum tree, horses in the paddock
and cows in the meadow, boats in the lake
and swimmers in the water full of waves,
walkers on the city streets, all are seen
to remain in the state of rest. When the silence grown even more into
silence has become order and norm
of the moment.As the city has determined to make into
lockdown wanting to fight new strain
of the virus brought in by travelers
from the far distant.

Suddenly the Mother Earth is seen
to have employed the black cloud
to make into nonstop rain.