Efface

by DBLevin

It’s been too long
since I’ve heard this song
but back then
the lyrics made more sense
and you weren’t sitting here
unwelcome in my bed

My feet beat out
some truncated tune
while you play distended notes
on the abscess of my chest
they tell me I’m a traitor
but I play the part well enough
while the liquids of my body
are screaming out in electric bursts
you are not welcome here
you are not welcome here
you are not welcome here

as they are wasted again
on someone I won’t think about
as later, I wash them away

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