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.


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

  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.

  3. This is absolutely chilling.

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

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