Published by ANNE DENIAU aka ANN RAY


Life is Coffee & Cigarettes.




No, sorry, my mistake.
Life is an open window.

First you go to a coffee place. That one, why not.
Then next to the coffe shop you notice a metal thing. A caravan, I suppose.
And the caravan has a window. You get closer then.

The window is broken, it's a cutting thought, it's broken sharp as a broken morning when you can't find the window.
Anyway.
You look through that broken window, and there is no soul, nobody, nothing except another window. And a wall. 
That's probably when you start crying softly, looking in vain for your broken dreams, the encounters that you will never do.
And here you are, a coffe in one hand, close to the Bagdad Café, watching trough a broken window at the vertigo of life.

It's about time. Time for a cigarette. 



 

 





And please don't fool yourself.
Life is anything but a movie. Not even a novel.
Just a few lost images or words, blowing in the wind through a broken window.



 




Tom Waits knows how to look trough a window, and he surely knows about dreams too :


"Last night I dreamed that I was dreaming of you
And from a window across the lawn I watched you undress
Wearing your sunset of purple tightly woven around your hair
That rose in strangled ebony curls
Moving in a yellow bedroom light
The air is wet with sound
The faraway yelping of a wounded dog
And the ground is drinking a slow faucet leak
Your house is so soft and fading as it soaks the black summer heat
A light goes on and the door opens
And a yellow cat runs out on the stream of hall light and into the yard

A wooden cherry scent is faintly breathing the air
I hear your champagne laugh
You wear two lavender orchids
One in your hair and one on your hip
A string of yellow carnival lights comes on with the dusk
Circling the lake with a slowly dipping halo
And I hear a banjo tango

And you dance into the shadow of a black poplar tree
And I watched you as you disappeared
I watched you as you disappeared
I watched you as you disappeared
I watched you as you disappeared "

Tom Waits 

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