Petrichor

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That earthy, pleasant scent we all know

but can’t quite describe from rain falling

on dry ground. A word from Greek

“petra” for stone but “ichor” for what

flows in the veins of the gods.

 

 

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Cashmere Bouquet

My mother collected small bars of soap,

given as samples and ones from hotels.

I still have those scents. Her favorite,

Cashmere Bouquet. It took her softly away,

and now me, held to my lips.

 

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