I must cleanse my skin

Rid myself of your touch

Get your germs off me

Burn the feel of your hands off

Why do I still feel them?


I don't want their ghost

Rid myself of the feeling

Get them off of me

Burn them off

Why can't they leave?


I don't want to be here

Rake my nails where your hands were

Grind skin off

Blood surfaces

Why are they still here?


I must pry the feelings off my skin

Rake the touches away

Grind the nerves until they can't feel

Blood running down

Why do I still feel you?