Existential Friday: The Shades of the City
The Shades of the City shift back & forth, blending colour & shadow. They merge and separate before the eyes at each street corner & lamp-post. Windows reflect back the blank gaze, refusing to acknowledge The Obvious hidden in the usual guise.
The Shades of the City move between the colourful shadows of the Salvation Army and the Hilton & the Delta. They slide down the walls, clinging to the cracks of the TD, only to be dropped in the parking lot behind the Marienbad Restaurant. Can you spare a Toonie ?
The Shades of the City can rest where there is no sleep. The Shades of the City share their memories on forgotten corners.
The Shades of the City come in many colours, but the commuters & the busiest people in suits glimpse only the grey & silver fading past.