The drought has broken
Plague locusts massing
An army waiting. Biding their time
Farmers nervously watching, crops decimated if all goes as feared
Summer skies, usually blue and high, will blacken with the onslaught of flying
ravenous insects. Devouring every green thing in their path
A politician (chasing city votes) flippantly states: "They'll stop when they get to Melbourne"
as of thats ok
Glossing over the farmers' anguished loss
The scientists disagree - the suburbs will mirror the farmland, bereft of green
All will be eaten in the path of this horde
Happily the silk poinsettias in the window box survive.
More information about the Australian Plague Locust including a link to a swarm map, can be found here, and images here.
This Drabble is number 7 of 31 at the Annual Advent Calendar at The Burrow.