Cold Coffee

© Robert & Shana Parke-Harrison

 

Cold Coffee

Music and lyrics by Frances Livings, music Volker Schwanke 2001

A sluggish gaze at cold coffee
nicotine lines my brain
my heart lies in the backroom
life has lost goal or gain
time is an enemy
helplessness – it just clings to me
leaden heavens
languid mind
seeping with insecurity

No leg to walk
not an arm to raise
not a head to turn
nor an eye to gaze
benumbed, by this state of mind
paralyzing me deaf
paralyzing me blind

Life has drained out of me
I creep through the day
motionless at the window
colours fade to grey
movements become blurred
clouds just drift by
trapped in silence
entangled in violence
wanting to skip life and die

No leg to walk
not an arm to raise
not a head to turn
nor an eye to gaze
benumbed, by this state of mind
paralyzing me deaf
paralyzing me blind.

© Frances Livings 2001

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