Calming Desires

Calming desires are the dark destructors
Desires that soothe are the tranquillizers
That remain hushed
Taking it for one or another,
Black or white,
You just want still silence
Thick enough to cut with a knife
So you take and you take more of the
Calming desire
To numb and mute the
Scratching of the nails against the chalkboard
Bearing your body to rid yourself of
Guilt
And shame
That you shut out with the
Calming desires

'cause they rid the twinge