“New Paint”

Spring cleaning in July
house smells of Pine-Sol
old walls, covered with new paint
like a divorcee in a white dress
the illusion of chastity
a stained conscience prays
memory stops bleeding through

© M. Black, 2016 All rights reserved.


2 thoughts on ““New Paint”

  1. such a multi-layered metaphor the ‘white dress’, subtle and effective. I love the idea here, and so true; one may clean themselves up, get their life together, new clothes, new hair, new job, fresh self opinion, but any confidence gained from this is ultimately illusion… still the same person underneath. a difficult Truth you are sharing, and so much said in so few words. Excellent.

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