Poetic Thoughts · Poetry

Your Scent

Your Scent

I went into the closet, to turn off the light,
you were weighing heavily on my mind,
I fought the tears with all my might.

As I exited the closet, about to close the door,
I had to pause and sniff, because I smelled your scent,
once more.

I closed the door and reached up to get your Coach bag,
hoping your scent had returned, I sure would have been glad.

When I sniffed the bag, the traces I expected weren’t found,
I guess it was just you in there with me, letting me know your spirit was still around.

Candace L. Gillespie, 2012




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