The shower of washed away sins

The mirror has fogged up now

I draw circles and write names of past loves

Tittering at the memories of time immemorial

I abandon my clothes at the foot of the door and leave them to keep watch

The water is neither hot nor cold and the stream comforting

Embracing all of me, better than any man before,

As if to never let go

And in the tranquility, my mind wanders

I recall the day from sunrise to sundown and so on

Until I have drawn a steady line into the history of a girl once troubled

I shirk the darkest reminiscence

But there are things that can never be forgotten

Like the time when I yielded to a despair stronger than my own will

The wail transcending through the walls of my empty house

The water runs down my back

Washing away this memory

I see it peel off my skin along with many other sins I dastardly committed

The heaviness of soot paints a verticality

To the nethermost part of my body

The blemishes swirling like black mambas

In the puddle at the base of my solidity

And as they spiral down the drain

I read the dates they create;

The exact continuum from their births to their deaths

But some of these are much too thick to float on

And no matter how much soap foam lathers over them

They remain, tightly gripping to the tiles beneath

They abide still after the water subsides

How strange that they’ve flayed off my outer tissue

only to be stuck by my feet

And after contemplating the idea of scrubbing them off

An inane look took over my face

These fragments I will keep to remember

The person I was, tried to suppress, evolved from and later became

These sins will not conquer me… I shall overcome them

I pried my clothes from their sedulity

Only to find the next morning, the poison tracks

Had all but vanished but never completely

The shower of washed away sins


Carolina, Puerto Rico

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