The dams are draining dangerously.

The creeks are sticks and stones.

The ground is brown and brittle.

The leaves die one by one.

The grass is just a memory.

The insects have all gone.

The wallabies are hungry.

The cows are skin and bone.

The bats are falling from the trees.

The koalas are nearly done.

The forest is a tinderbox.

The farmers feel alone.

The fear of fire is everywhere.

The water is trucked in.

The clouds form and blow away again.

The drought goes on and on.