His perfume

I wandered
There I stood
All of a sudden
I reached for it
I felt it
I breathed it
I used it
Walking out
I realized what I had done
You were all over me
Every memory
Revoked
A sweet smell scented with repulsion
How was I ever going to rid you?

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12 thoughts on “His perfume

  1. Andy says:

    I have heard it said that smell is the strongest sense when it comes to recollections. Even now I experience scents that take me back suddenly to certain places, certain people.
    My Grandparents, for example. And decades on, I couldn’t tell you what perfume my first, fourteen year old girlfriend used. But when I smell it. I know.
    Of course I never comment on it, but I know.

    • Yes, I’ve heard the same. Same for me, especially scents which are associated with loved people or emotional experiences. I once starting dating a guy who had the same perfume as my ex. Didn’t go very well, I think it was doomed from the start 😉

      • Andy says:

        Well if he had the same perfume as you then I would start to have doubts!

      • 🙂
        I’ve got some Paris pics coming up for you this week Andy. Some quick editing is done and I’ve portioned them out so that you can be inspired all week long. I expect fabulous poetry in return! (no pressure)

      • Andy says:

        Ha ha okay 🙂 I look forward to them. I posted one today called Berlin. Haven’t been there, have you?

      • Yes, I’ve been! It’s a fantastic city. So much history, lots of green areas, nice people, relaxed atmosphere, reasonably priced food and hotels/hostels.
        I missed your post. I’ll go and check it out immediately!

      • Andy says:

        I don’t know why I asked-you’ve been everywhere!
        I know someone who says it’s his favourite city in the whole world.
        I also did a post about an upset woman in a Manchester cinema before it. I contributed. 🙂

      • I’m a little bird, a child before Christmas, a dieting person ordering chocolate cake at a restaurant – can’t sit still, stay in one place, gotta go, gotta go, gotta go! 😉

      • Andy says:

        That is just how I see you. Don’t let anybody clip your wings, little bird.

  2. Andy says:

    I saw this quote on another blog this morning, and thought of your comment:
    A bird, wherever it goes, is happy because it is free of burdens.

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