Human Alchemy – A Poem


Get it all out.

All the things inside,
stuck to my insides,

Hanging on for dear life,
to suck the marrow from my bones,
to rape life and energy
from my being,
my spirit,
my soul.

Expel them.
Drive them out.
Fear, hate, viciousness.
The bad, the ugly,
the tormented black bits.

These things that once felt like such a part of me
are gone, gone, gone.

Leave me be
with my sanity.

I don’t need you anymore,
jealousy, anger, rage.

You no longer paralyze me.

I tell you to leave, and you go.
What you leave behind isn’t pretty,
But it’s necessary.

It’s out.
It’s outside of me.

It nourished me once.
I digested it and it flowed through my body,
Became a part of me.

The time came for it to be expelled
and it left.

Not quietly or gracefully,
But pitching a convulsive fit while I stood by, helplessly.

Let it boil up, then fizzle out.

It will return to whence it came.

Get it all out.

Transform it.