Because today there is no grey

Letting my mind come to rest,
it slips into the groove;
into the cross-thread screw
that is me and you.


As I sit here in this grubby café
waiting for a train
that will never come
I notice only absence;


no steaming cups of coffee,
no bustle, no props, no paid extras;


no epic war raging outside,
no innocent casualties
bleeding quietly
around the edges of my vision;


no Lean guy directing the action,
just some fucked-up god
with a twisted sense of humour
and bad timing.


No, today there is only absence
and for now, for this tiny
fraction of time that we have
been given, I am content,


in this place,
where everything else falls away
and all that matters is the
black and white space we share.


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