Lyrisches

Auf diesen Seiten habe ich in loser Folge einige Texte abgelegt, die in den letzten 20 Jahren entstanden sind. Das ist eine lange Zeitspanne, die verschiedene Phasen und Gemütszustände umfasst.

Es geht um Menschen, die mir begegnet sind, um Orte der Erinnerung, um Liebe, Abschied, Selbsterkenntnis.

Die Texte sind überwiegend in meiner englischen Muttersprache. In letzter Zeit habe ich es vermehrt mit der deutschen Sprache versucht. Sperriger zum dichten zwar, aber zunehmend reizvoll.

wake up in the morning light
think of what you have to do today
imagine what you could have done,
overdue, but things got in your way

go to the bathroom, seems like a mile
look in the mirror for a while
and as you stare you wonder why  

you're plodding, not moving,
not getting anywhere
inhaling, not breathing
not getting any air
touching, not feeling  

dress and tiptoe down the stairs
careful not to make a single sound
fill the kettle, put in on
fetch the paper, quietly settle down

read the headlines, note the change of names
but the news remain the same
and as you stare you wonder why

you're plodding, not moving,
not getting anywhere...

they've closed another factory
downsizing, merging socially I'm sure
and those who stay work overtime
and wonder who they're really working for

all in the name of values and shares
is anybody left who really cares?
and as you stare you wonder why...

you're plodding, not moving,
not getting anywhere...