At a quick glance we might call sweet shelter
the homes hold hope and prayer and a safety
for everyone inside, security
the temps suggest a different manner.
Across the city another enclave
of soul seeker human condition airs
indifference as a blizzard ensnares
their grip on surviving a city cave.
Two worlds drawn as one to both be witness
a record breaking month of snow fallen
on a city left homeless and sullen
while neighborhoods are defined by address.
Look closely at the eyes quiet release
of pain of sorrow of some hope for peace.