From Scratch

Scratch the last,
Crumple that paper,
That past participle
Part of history
Was then,

This is now,

And I’m starting from scratch.

Scratch,
Like an abrasion on skin
From some brush with the past
Leaving bleeding
Pain
An irritation to be soothed.

Scratch,
Like a new creation
On paper
On canvas
A fresh start
A new beginning
Full of potential
And new energy.

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