A Different Dawn
Acrylic on canvas
102 x 76cm
Anzac Day 2020, an impression of my experience.
It was a dawn service with a difference that year.
In the silent, still darkness I walked out.
Down the street I could vaguely see small gatherings.
Some brought candles.
The child awkwardly waves a plastic national flag.
An old man holds a candle to his chest illuminating a row of medals pinned to his coat.
I could hear the Last Post in the distance, adding to the significance of this eerie, poignant moment.
A good turnout I thought.
Lest we forget.