Clean Up


Look around.

This is all it means, now.

Broken dreams

and shattered pasts,

our future through

the looking glass,

and no escape

from who we are at last.


this is best for us.

No more uproar,

we fall in

with the chorus.

Made it through

what we thought

would destroy us,

and here we are.

Not such a bad place

in the grand scheme.

We dream still,

and see possibilities.

I see you,

reaching for the broom

to clean

all of our pasts.

I lean down

to sweep the ash.

In the end,

it’s just you and me.



DJR – 2023

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