Washed Clean

I washed off this sick remembrance
Down a cold and lifeless drain
Laced in the suds and fragrant showers
Even when dried off, things will never feel clean.

I…

Held my breath in this fragile bubble
Said prayers to fake waterfalls
Carved an idol out of Ivory soap
And wished to be cleansed again.

I …

Washed off the dreams of my mother
The sad memory of my overworked father
The harsh bitter sobs of my beautiful sisters
And the lies of my older brother.

And realized…

How slippery things seem to become
When washed clean. You can’t hold on
To the dirt anymore. All you have left
Is that sickening scent.

Washed Clean

lolowe

Rockaway Beach, United States

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Clean, Dirty, Poetry, Realization

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