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Pieces of Peace #22

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A poem I wrote

ingited sadness

that punched me from the page.

Wanting to drop each salty memory

into flames

blot out blood-stained verses

and rip the syllables like sin.

I stared at a reflection

of the woman I once was

she looked away

I sighed

then apologized

for not saving her sooner.

 

 

 

How to Remove Stains (Part 1)

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I don’t remember

how those stains arrived

on dining room walls

dotting the yellow-shirted man

marring the piano in a bar scene

popping up on my ceiling

a few splatters down the hallway.

I don’t remember

what it was

sauce

grease

blood

rum.

Anger

uncalled for

accusations

lies

tainting this home.

Time to paint

start anew.

I remember the sander

grinding

drilling

succumbing my muscles to its power

wall to wall

sanding away a lifetime

splotches of insanity vanishing

smoothing surfaces

leaving fine dust behind

covering floors

where I walk

with intention

on every granule

sticking to the bottom of my shoes.

I remember

walking outside

a graffiti trail of memory dust

from my front door

to the dumpster

where wrenching stench

welcomes my shoes.