(Photo courtesy Photo8.com)
The title refers to an old commercial for a woman's bath product who's catch phrase was, "Calgon, take me away!" The rigid 8 syllable lines and rhymes within the piece are there to give it a traditional, forced, and dated feeling; a subliminal way of showing how trapped we can be by expectations in our lives, and how hard it is to break out of a rut into something new...
One day I’m going to run away,
and shed my skin of must and should,
throw off layers of who I am,
and stop this circumscribed cliche.
There’s no importance where I land,
it doesn't matter what I find.
To just exist in some new way,
where nothing's ever been pre-planned.
Where I can be some other me,
and only dream of my desires,
while re-inventing future days,
into some unique way to be.
I won't do anything the same,
but break each habit that's ingrained,
to just revise myself into,
an empty slate without a name.
As someone who has spent her entire life in the same small town, under the watchful gaze of those around me, this has always been a fantasy...