I wish I had
A word erased for every one that got caught
For every thought I can’t shake an opposite;
Some cheap balm for useless wounds.
To erase letters to replace
Single letters stacked before
I have a minute left to pretend so I’ll spill words:
Roll thickly the layers so that they’ll replace
Cover over and fill in all my gaps
Dry bubbles permanent craters against my skin
As desperate as I wait to be erased
And replaced by words in my cotton ears:
De-I’ll never do it again,
De-I didn’t mean it,
De-you’re the only one in my world.