Ray Garman - Written & Spoken Words

"Your Scent"

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This piece holds a special place for me as it was one of my first poems, post college, that received any recognition.

Your Scent 
  by RF Garman

  Copyright  1987 RF Garman 

 

 

A scent still lingers,

perfume hangs upon
my pillow
as a constant fantasy
and
always has the effect
of liqueur and after dinner sitting
when I find a
pair of stockings
or an old T-Shirt,
long thought lost.
 
As I reach a point
where forgotten is
much more than remembered,
one becomes another,
a contrivance with
loneliness, looking less.

 

I am, and continue to be, though I don't always understand why.