Book-ended by tragedy,
Screaming headlines read
Helicopters and bin lorries punctuating a year that
Should have been great –
A flag-waving year of home-coming, Games and political engagement.

Glasgow’s always risen, phoenix-like
To the challenge
Welcoming, nurturing, taking on unexpected triumphs and unimaginable sorrows
As our own –
Pausing to reflect that, there but for the Grace of God…

Amidst the lights and carousels, isn’t this where we came in?