Albuquerque's River of Lights in 2021's longest night
Updated: Mar 8
Winter solstice in the botanic gardens,
meandering through a river of lights,
children squeal with long-restrained joy
while parents search for glimmers of hope,
as omicron dances around and about
the masked and unmasked,
the vaccinated and the unvaccinated,
like a monster searching for prey.
In this darkness, have we found the right way?