‘THE WETTEST AUGUST SINCE RECORDS BEGAN’ declared the banner,
Held aloft by the crazy man,
Walking the centre of the road,
In his plastic anorak, wellies, and nothing much else.
Sitting northwards of the jet-stream,
Great Britain took the rainfall,
Normally divided up between all of Europe’s lands.
Instead, the continent baked,
While the UK became sodden.
For prolonged periods,
In August, 2017.