Uptown on a Saturday night
…2 weeks before Christmas,
An anxious mob
Swarming The City
Marking a celebrated annual tradition.
Buzzing down The Avenue
Faces upturned, cameras flashing.
Displays of beauty and opulence
Offering distraction from harsher realities.
Huddled in darkened corners
Unwashed and unseen
Those others, too easily forgotten,
Their needs set aside
As we favour our Holiday Season.