Lids peeling from my eyes
Life is precious, getting dearer each day I watch you fade away
You have become so small,
The strap of your bag clings to the tiny knob of your shoulder like a climber clinging to a
crevasse for life
Life trying to shake it's self free of you
Selfish, cruel life
Lusting after the youth that passes you by, you and I, in her skin tight jeans aimed to
please to tease
To tempt fickle life to his knees that he crawls after her like a whipped dog on a lead
Your sallow sad eyes look from your yellow face with greed
At her lithe body greasing down the street with ease while you stagger and struggle to
I walk by your side slowing my stride and filling the silence with sound
What did the doctors say?
Same as every other day
Maybe tomorrow there'll be news
Change the subject:
New shoes, old blues, tables you can sit at in twos
Failing and floundering attempts to talk to you
Are you scared?
We chit chat, your knife pierces the skin of your poached egg and it's perfectly yellow
blood soaks your toast.
I hate it when you grab the waitress to ask the name of the street
You are sickness
It's only money you say, handing it over
Letting me see you
Lonely, alone you.
I get in my cab and go,
Life sidles in beside me
Smiling at you wryly as we leave