NO LONGER

The fire is alive
The house is warming up
Mamou is upstairs reading newspapers
As the sky gets clearer

Lulu’s cigarets

And some of us with him in the chimney
The smoke starts her journey to the ceiling
As the curtains of rain are moving

Everyone around the Christmas tree
Laughing at loud and drinking

Lulu’s still in the chimney

And we talk and we fight and we cherish
Those night in the house when we turn off the lights
Dreaming that we could never loose sight of each other

Today we’re all
Around the table
And our smiles they ramble

But,

Lulu’s no longer in the chimney
And in the mornings
Papou’s no longer in the living room

And we think of them
When it’s getting late
The joy and the tears
A little boy and his fears

The fishing and
The late evening tea
I remember,

The two of us planting the tree
The oak is now taller then me
Walking around the garden together
As if nothing else in the world matter

Lulu’s no longer in the chimney
And in the mornings papou’s no longer in the living room
And now I miss the smoke
And now I miss planting the oak

Let’s go down to the estuary
Let our body slip into the sea

The water will let us be
We will finally feel free
To gather in her depth all the memories

Because,

Lulu’s no longer in the chimney
And in the mornings papou’s no longer in the living room
And now I miss the smoke
And now I miss planting the oak

I picture the smoke
Running through the living room
And the sound of the wind in the leaves

The mornings
The evenings

The mornings
The evenings

Everything
Everything