Charlotte Testi

Charlotte Somewhere Between Waking and Sleeping Testo

Without blindness

There is no sight

You’d see the further if you’d only close your eyes

In unconsciousness

I can find peace

Inside prison walls I can find release

There is a place that I’ve seen

Somewhere between waking and sleeping

Down at the water’s edge

Somebody waits for me

Is it too late for me?

‘It’s never too late’, he says

Without blindness

Without blindness

there is no sight

there is failure

I’d see further

people gather

if I

by the river

close my eyes

they were talking

about the failure

There is a place that I’ve seen

Somewhere between waking and sleeping

Leaning up overside

Trailing my fingertips

Watching the water slip

Into the quiet night

Viewed from the wrong end of the telescope

I see myself

So far below

Still and silent

Rest in peace

A thread unravels

Such merciful release

There is a place that I’ve seen

Somewhere between waking and sleeping

Now I can all but see

Figures upon the shore

He’s gathering enemies (?)

Where are you taking me?