The sky is red
As the summer sets in Australia,
The country especially New South Wales,
Is engulfed with bushfires.
Some reports suggest
27 death so far and many lost their homes,
Millions of hectares of land burned,
Half a billion animal affected,
Potentially millions of them died,
One third of koalas killed,
Even some species might face extinction.
Being caused not only due to heat and drought
But some are charged for purposefully starting the bushfires.
As summer in Australia yet to peak, and prolonged drought is merciless
It eventually brings the needle back to the core issue