Adam Dustus, Christmas at Rockefeller Center
New York City, 2010
Used With Photographer's Permission
Can the Cued
Flags flutter their flames of shimmery gold
but switch flips too late to on,
and night niggles itself away
as ram-rod-straight the drummers
drum ten ta-pa-pa-pa-tums
at their stations of stone
hardened to the callously cold
and empty-handed revelers
passed through, now gone.
Can the cued muster just another
seasonal song or two? Tender is
talk in silence of promise bright renewed.
© 2010 Maureen E. Doallas
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