we will wash you clean
of the dirty hands that
touched you
stained you
with poison thoughts

we will soak you overnight
let the sore spots dissolve 

with astringent soap
and clean water
we will purify
the fabric of your being

open the drain
to spiral the black memories
right out of you 
hang your new clean head to dry
in nature’s air
and warm sunshine

you’ll forget your dirty laundry
and like clothes fresh off the line
you’ll give your life
a clean start