Songs for Christmas, #7: “Red Christmas Kettle”

Robert Henri, Snow in New York, 1902, via the National Gallery of Art, open access

“Red Christmas Kettle”

I turn my collar up against the town,
thrust icy fingers deeper in pockets,
and shrug my jacket tighter ‘round my frame.

I hunch my shoulders then resign myself
to plunge into the changing winter’s fog
and stride dirty streets with eyes averted.

I turn my troubled thoughts against the town,
‘til I see Salvation Army Santas
ringing their bells and shivering through smiles.

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