Holiday plans shattered
Our weekend break to a
backdrop of fire and broken glass
An angry mob and faceless police ,
A line behind shields that advances
No questions asked ....
We must get off this street
But we don't know this City .
Are we safer in the storms eye ?
Will the wave of anarchy wash over & pass by ?
State of curfew and emergency ....
We did emerge , unscathed
We escaped unharmed .
Now watching from our hotel balcony
A soundtrack of sirens and various burglar alarms
Police and protesters in pitched war .
The Authorities will win
-We turn back into our room
The evening is beginning to turn , Cold .