Away

Take me away,
Let me leave this all behind,
Feelings of inadequacy building up in my mind,
Keeping everyone at bay.

Let me explode,
Or implode into my brain
Either way all I'll leave is an ugly, dirty stain.
Until even that erodes.

How many times,
How many ways can I say
It's not you, it's just me, leave me be, get away
Can't you see I'm covered in grime?

Don't take offense
Can't you see I'm a mess?
Perfection is nothing I've even thought to profess,
The thoughts in my head don't even make sense.

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