Living here among the callousness
and all the conditions faced,
I have a need to become nameless,
If I let go of all that I am
could I somehow be given,
the chance to start clean and new again,
and be entirely unaccountable
for my former misdeeds?
Could my past be wiped away
with the flick of a wrist
or the promise that I
have learned my infernal lesson?
Could I be allowed peace of mind at last?
To have the past washed away like footprints on a shore
not to be seen in this world anymore?
I could start from scratch,
but knowing what I know now
and at least having half a chance
at happiness, which always
seems to just escape my grasp.