Carpe Diem Haiku – White Christmas


Traveling by subway on a Christmas Eve, you see the empty eyes of those that lost. For some the brief hour they could greet their child is over, other have ceased to even care. Their eyes are empty like they have ceased to breathe, like they are drowning; they mumble disconnected sentences; breathing inexpensive wine; the bags of bottles that they carry toll for subway midnight mass.

parcels
given to himself
no white Christmas

From Wikimedia Commons

From Wikimedia Commons


Linked to Carpe Diem

December 24, 2014

10 responses to “Carpe Diem Haiku – White Christmas

  1. A sad reality, Bjorn…I do see a solidarity among many homeless people this time of year at some subway stations…each respects each other’s corner/territory…the blank look comes from looking at society I feel sometimes…we are so wrapped up in our “gotta have’s” and they accept “have nots” but want to be respected too…and they should…sorry I just got carried away here.

  2. Thanks Bjorn … the many aspects of reality also includes this reality, how much more so we should remember this than in this period of forced gaiety … well done.

  3. I think many are afraid of the reality of the homeless…at any time of year, afraid to look in those lost eyes. Some reach out during the holidays but we need to reach out a lot more often.

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