Streets packed with romance and friendship…
The unction of Christmas sung into all their souls…
Necks are wrapped tightly with scarfs in the winter breeze.
As the festive stars and lights illuminate the downtown
In a gathering of the ages and a sign of that time
A young man blessing his date with a flower.
A lonely lady sipping on her water.
A couple holding each other’s expensive surprises.
The children’s laughter exudes from the bright carousel.
Illicit affairs surround the area without anyone knowing.
The siblings argue over who gets to be first in line to Santa.
Babies rattle their toys as mommies babble to them.
The beer tent has everyone standing in a row.
Life stood still this day in celebration.
“Merry Christmas to all!”, the announcer would say;
To the collection of people bringing the joy this holiday night.
© E.M. Kingston 2021 – All Rights Reserved.
Written in response to Mindlovemisery’s Menagerie’s Photo Challenge #395 using various word prompts