Friday, 28 April 2017

poetry 2017 / 087

For today’s prompt, write a poem about a smell. Similar to Day 6’s prompt about writing a poem about a sound, today’s prompt involves thinking about the various good and bad smells that fill the world. Pick one smell (or a variety, I suppose), and write a poem.

Catherine 1979

She wore patchouli
and a ragged hippie skirt
drinking lager by the pint
and telling stories of her youth.
She was all of seventeen
and I loved her passionately
albeit briefly,
like the flourescent stars
on her bedroom roof.
Thirty years have passed
and more
but the scent still makes me smile
and wonder what happened
to my darling Clementine.

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