Photography, Poetry and Art Projects by Ciaran Burke

New Year Eve Dublin

The beauty of the light
painting the river in colour
buildings in spectral decoration
celebration and jubilation
Crossing the bridge walk past another
on cardboard bedding
a cardboard appeal
cardboard cup collecting
donations of conscience
a plea with watery eyes
a pale face with no home
we choose to ignore
unable to face the failure
bury the shame
let the party begin.

Ciaran Burke

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