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Another respite from the burning western heat

Four rectangles of gleaming blue water

In a grassy but barren triangular property.

Penrith Swmming Pool - centre, just below trotting track.

Baby’s, Toddlers, Beginners, Olympic pools.

Littlest brother in the shallowest rectangle,

Clear water magnifying blue tiles,

Distorting depth.

At Penrith Pool: the 4 boys with Gosford Nana, Mum, Uncle Bruce, and Ron Noort.

Littlest brother, Phillip, plays, runs, …

Trips.

Front teeth knocked,

Blue tiles red.

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Summers scorch in Penrith.

The river is relief.

A favoured spot … the weir.

Nepean Weir – photo taken in 2012 – it hasn’t changed much. Although the water level is higher than usual.

Swimming, flowing water pulling

Or standing below the  wall

Water tumbling over,

A cooling, refreshing shower

Sit & slip back, hard against the weir wall

The curtain of water camouflages.

Pleasures lost to next generation: weir declared dangerous.

The Nepean Weir is now considered dangerous for any activity.

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