Soviet solemn.

as solemn as
a kotti towerblock
junkies flocking for fixes
amazed and homesick
pickpockets in 
thoroughfares shabby as
b movie film stills
christmas closening.

as solemn as
ageing lone regio cars
neatly parked 
at waschauerstrasse
snow rolling on
in early dark nights
kiosk lights and stale food
tourists shuffling.