Cleanse

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Cleanse

I will remove just slept in sheets,
I will wash them, I will dust, sweep, mop, burn sage,
Remove your leftover energy.
I will bathe with intention,
wash away the traces of your caresses from my skin.
 
Remembering the rare moments when we were truly present.
When we were laughter,shared breaths.
One day I will barely remember you at all.
 
You presented your indifference wrapped with kisses and I chose lips.
I am withdrawing my attention, been entertaining lack.
No longer looking through rose colored glasses.
Your baggage too heavy to carry.
I stopped daydreaming in your presence.
 
Communicating with spirits,
These words an incantation.
New better suited possibilities.
Re- discovering I am Magic.
 
I will remove just slept in sheets,
I will wash them , I will dust, sweep, mop, burn sage.
Remove your leftover energy.
I will bathe with intention,
wash away the traces of your caresses from my skin

© Vanessa "Chica" Ferreira. Published by permission in Centro Voices on 24 April 2015.

Centro Voices (ISSN: 2379-3864).
The views expressed here are those of the author and not necessarily those of Centro Voices, the Center for Puerto Rican Studies or Hunter College, CUNY.