raindrops pixa

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.




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.