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no one told me the clock stopped, but time keeps moving anyway

I was up before the sky awoke
to the sun-tinged dawn
it took me two hours to peel myself
from the bed sheets
and into the air
 † † †30 minutes to compose
all the contents of my coffee
into a cup
 † † †20 minutes to smoke
one cigarette
on the porch

I cried cold tears on the lenses
of my sunglasses
feeling like they should have crystallised
into something more tangible
than wet

The bus ride to work an eternity
that didnít last long enough
my stop a destination of pavement
I would have gladly avoided
wishing I could take this road
to the end of the world
where consciousness ends

Because I canít explain
the hole in my chest
or the way you look at me
without seeing through to the cogs
and gears that want to steer this ship
into the path of oncoming rocks

I was up before the sky awoke
to the sun-tinged dawn
it took me two hours to peel †myself
from the bed sheets
and into the air
 † † †30 minutes to compose
all the contents of my coffee
into a cup
 † † †20 minutes to smoke
one cigarette
on the porch
unsure if Iíd have the strength
to do it all again
tomorrow

© Indie Adams 2015
Indie
Written by Indie (Miss Indie)
Published | Edited 9th Apr 2015
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