Suspended in Time

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The household is warm and well ordered
The fire has stopped in mid-flame
A man is asleep in the armchair
The TV is locked in freeze-frame
A woman stands out in the kitchen
The rings on the cooker glow red
The children are up in the bedroom
The cat is curled up on the bed
This is the dream that I walked in
Suspended in time

Outside the smoke from the chimney
Hangs like a wraith in the air
And only a metre above it
The fuselage is hanging there
The mid-section broken and gaping
The stubs where the wings took their flight
Some figures with seatbelts still tightened
Aglow in the ghostly street light
This is the dream that I walked in
Suspended in time

This is the dream that I walked in
An instant suspended in time
And I went like a spectre among them
Checked none of their faces were mine
Then I started and woke in my armchair
My dinner was cold on the tray
On the TV the news was just starting
And fate one statistic away
And I know I’m still dreaming
Suspended in time