cleanse (day 107)

each night i bathe to cleanse myself anew
i scrub the past off my skin
i soak in heat, blistering heat
to remind me of where i came from

as i lay in the purifying water
i long to return to the cool of life
yet i try to tarry, to linger until
it is impossible for me to stay

4.17.17

Photo @Eliza Alys Young

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