Monday, March 03, 2014

Clean Break

You said you wanted
a clean break.

So I cleaned
the apartment
just like you trained me
(as you disdain
messiness and clutter).

I can clean anything,
but a lie
no matter how white
can never be cleaned.

Don’t bother to check
as I cleaned out
our joint checking account
and gave it all to charity.

As for my broken spirit,
a little hydrogen peroxide
should cleanse
that wound.

I even cleaned out
the barrel and chambers
of the little pre-owned
snub-nosed accomplice
I purchased
just for this occasion.

So, goodbye.

And, for the record
it wasn’t an accident
that I decided to do this
on your favorite white rug.

This is one stain
I won’t be able to clean
for you.

5 comments:

  1. no matter what may have been cleaned, in the end that seems more like one big messy break.

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  2. oh crap dude...hoping this is fiction
    peroxide on the wounded soul cant feel good
    and a lie can never really be cleaned
    now can it.

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  3. This is absolutely chilling.

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  4. You're very good at creating these other voices.

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  5. I KNOW that feeling. Chilling and sad indeed.

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