all this waiting around
letting time wander on by.
and head out in my gas empty car
without a dollar to my name.
Make my own way from this place
owing nothing to anyone but myself
no matter how long it takes.
Gone long enough for everyone to forget
my name as it fades from their brain;
as it fades from their hollow hearts.
Cannot risk looking back now
at the past that needs to be erased
from all minds and pieces of paper.
Burn the pieces and scatter the ashes
from place to place as it falls away
disappearing from view forever.
The words on the lines burn in my fingers
as all the pages of my past crumble
leaving a path of ash and smoke.
My eyes no longer cry for those never mine
and the scars shine as each is reopened
one last time to fade away to nothing.
The wounds bleed the final drops
and the pain does not exist here
in this new unexplored place.
Never to be found again
in the darkness of the world
for that place does not exist.
For from that darkness came the strength
to create the flames that burnt the pages
to light that path to the future.