176 – Dirty

Scrub, scrub, scrub.
You’ll never
Get it off.

That stain
Goes deeper
Than your skin.

It comes
From years
Of being
What you’re not.

It shows the scar
Where you ripped off
Your soul.

That Brillo pad
Of self-imposed
Normality
Is not enough.

You can rub
Until the flesh
Falls off
Your bones.

The stain
Will never
Fade away.

You’ll never
Manage to
Be ‘clean’.

That stain
Is all that’s really left
Of you.

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