January 25, 2018

I filled a bathtub with salt
Because they say that the Dead Sea
Cleanses you
That floating there
In the nowhere that they made somewhere
Can clean you body.

I filled a bathtub with salt
Because it sinks into your pores
And it's supposed to sting
But I didn't feel anything
I'm numb to the little things.

There's cold porcelain on my back
And it feels like hands
That are a little too close for comfort

And the salt starts to sting
and so do all those times you said
Maybe I love you

And I might as well stay there
Floating in my bathtub
Cleansing my body
With something that
Hurts more than it helps

The salt can reach my bones
And cake my hair
And I'll give all the things
I didn't give to you

To the Dead Sea
And the salt
And the stones

And years later
When you come to the Dead Sea
It will cleanse you
And give you everything I gave up
For everyone but myself

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