let it rain

we could have been
a legacy and we could
have been amazing,
but we have ended
before we even began.
there's no going back
and no moving on.
we're at a standstill,
running in place,
and i'm holding you
at arm's length
because i wouldn't dare
to hold you any closer.
i thought i knew you
but you were only
make believe.
i never saw the man
beneath the surface
and while i'd love to hate you,
i couldn't possibly
because parts of you
are still utterly beautiful
and my heart still leaps
at the sight of you.
i thought i was right about you,
but i was so damn wrong.
so let it rain; let it pour;
let it wash away
every last trace of you.
i don't want your reminders
and i don't want you anymore.
let me heal; let me forget
let me step outside
in the raging storm
and wash it all away.
(your eyes. your smile.
your voice. your humor.
your light. your glow.
every last part of you.)

i can't do this anymore.
let the rain falling on my skin
mimic the pounding
of my heart when i learned
the truth about you.
i'm waiting for the rainbow
at the end of the storm,
so let it rain; let it pour;
let it wash away
every last trace of you.