ERASE

It's so hard to rub out,

the lines you sketched across my skin.

The slightest pull,

leaves me like paper crumbling.

You coloured me in;

with strokes as dark as sin.

Seeping through my canvas,

brushes so scandalous.

I need to erase you.

Clean every trace of you.

It still burns me up inside;

the way you laughed, cheated and lied.

I need to erase you.

You dragged me in like a magnet.

My metal cage felt more like sand,

slipping through my fingers

right in the palm of your hand.

I need to erase you.

You can't be permanent.

Even forever has an end,

I need to douse the flames.

And put an end to all your cruel games.