Saturday, November 4, 2006

Demon Cleaner

When I get back from second walkabout, I realise two things.
I am found. I have achieved normalcy,
and peace.
and second,
inside me lives someone far from fucking normal.
And it is possible to tap the demons
just enough to clean the soul.
So, back at camp,
I paint a horizontal black stripe
across my eyes, from temple to temple.
And on my chest I write
six names in blood.
And from my room
I gather the past,
all of it.

I choose the song carefully.
It's name makes me laugh,
And as the music builds, I set
fire to my camp.
Dancing amongst the flames
as they one by one
burn the names from my skin.

It's a good night to be reborn.

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