Today we are going to get frreeeeezzinng rain.
Not the sort we’ve ever had before,
But, slipping and sliding rain.
That makes you do the splits,
Or even break your hips, or leg or arm.
That paints the pavements with invisible ice.
and weighs the tree branches down til they break,
and fall on your head.
“Its going to be dangerous out there,”
so says the weatherman’s scare.
Hospitals are on ‘Red Alert ‘.
Ambulances already revving up at the starting line.
Stockpiles of plaster casts, crutches and wheelchairs,
queueing in the expectant corridors.
No need to go out in this,
stay in and watch the tele.
Wait for the news of ambulance queues,
outside in the A & E car park,
Because the corridors are all blocked with medical clutter
And there’s no room for patients.
Years later there will be an enquiry report.
The weather forecast was wrong.
The rain didn’t freeezzee
and nobody sneeezzzed.