Comfortably Numb

Pic by Mark Ulyseas
Pic by Mark Ulyseas

There is no pain you are receding
A distant ship, smoke on the horizon.
You are only coming through in waves.
Your lips move but I can’t hear what you’re saying.
When I was a child
I caught a fleeting glimpse
Out of the corner of my eye.
I turned to look but it was gone
I cannot put my finger on it now
The child is grown,
The dream is gone.

I have become comfortably numb.
– Pink Floyd,Comfortably Numb (Gilmour, Waters)


“The lunatics are on the prowl.

Someone somewhere is loving and leaving

Someone somewhere is lying and living

What’s the difference?

One can become a cow and eat grass

Or be a lotus eater and smoke it.”

mark ulyseas, comfortably numb