Market St

Poetry

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I saw this Christmas window display on Market St.
You might have seen it too.
It’s got these cute, little polar bears 
Helping Santa prepare gifts for the jolly season.
The polar bears even move to a cheerful Christmas tune.
The tourists love it, the locals too.
You’d see them gathering around,
Taking photos and recording videos of it.

But I wouldn’t be surprised if you hadn’t noticed it.
And I don’t blame you.
In our shiny, plastic postcard city, it’s easy to forget that
The polar bears are working on melting ice,
Missing out on years of school, and
Earning just a few dollars a week.
But, hey, at least chocolates are cheaper during Christmas.
Mmm… chocolate…
The darker, the better
Because the closer to bitter truth you’d get.