Tattoo fades under laser

Pencil loses to eraser

Stubble cropped by razor

But I cannot get rid of you


Silence follows a slap

Mouse removed by the trap

Water stopped at the tap

But I cannot get rid of you


Analgesics for the pain

Learned minds to explain

Therapy for the brain

But I cannot get rid of you


Intermission gives pause

Illegal defined by laws

Sudden stop to every fall

But I cannot get rid of you


Soap washes away dirt

Love never spoken curt

Time should heal the hurt

But I cannot get rid of you


I will live with the tears

Rue the spending of years

Carry on with my fears

Because I cannot get rid of you


13 Responses to “Depuration”
  1. Poignant and melancholy! ❤ this!

  2. beth says:

    Just can’t quite shake you

  3. Harley Reborn says:

    Some people you’re just not meant to get rid of

  4. Jim Borden says:

    just like a bad habit…

    by the way, had to look up the meaning of depuration 🙂

  5. Francisco Bravo Cabrera says:

    A poem to visualise clearly the ideas that you have presented, being things that end, like a fall, when you hit the ground. Very well said, although I say that it is better to get rid than being gotten rid of, it’s all a matter of perspective. We all get rid of things either voluntarily or simply by the laws of nature or by someone else’s will to go. We must accept the history that we are living and making. But your words are beautiful and direct my friend, great work. Take good care,

  6. kristianw84 says:

    Poignant and beautifully written! Love this one!! Some people just ink their way into our hearts.

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