Munich Christmas Market

Screen_shot_2017-12-05_at_08.50.24by Patrick Howse25 Aug 2013

The old lady waits cold,
Bundled in thick protecting layers

Against fat swirling snowflakes

Settling around mulled wine stalls.

She greets her daughter

With an embarrassed smile,

The shuffling of numb feet,

And an eyes-averted handshake.

Lying between them

A baby can be glimpsed

Through the clear plastic

Of a pram's rain-cover.