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aromatic memory

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aromatic memory

what was it in their hair
that enveloped the heart,
what was it that they must have
doused themselves in
that seared a scar on the inside of
the mind,
like some tribal tattoo,
like some stabbing blade
diving down with all the purpose in
the world---
a blade shaped triangular,
so as to leave a hole that never
heals?
what hold this olfactory memory
has on us,
when two decades later,
walking innocently in a store,
that same scent s/he wore
invades our lives,
flipping us upside down,
tearing us all up inside again &
leaving us shaking in the corner
with hopes that it will leave us
alone,
at least for a few years.  

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  1. Date: 2/6/2013 8:01:00 AM
    A powerful memory Andrew, scent is one of our most primal sense, it brings us back, like the smell of fresh tar on the pavement on a hot summer day, or the scent of burning toast in the morning, heal your beautiful soul Andrew, you are too priceless to God, and we need you whole and well, sending my love, journey on sweet man, journey on, love xxx