Olfactory – C.D. Anders (The Unnecessary Blog)

The smell of the coffee

reminded me that

I needed a smoke,

something to take the edge off

the rounds I’d made,

while the smell of stale

cigarette smoke

reminded me that

a drink would sure round off

any edges that were left,

and the smell of dry tobacco

brought back the smell

of diesel engine fumes

in the cold and early


the ambience

of people just as lost as me,

fighting sleep and losing

(or worse–winning)

all while

trying to get home

or someplace like it,

my olfactory senses

making no sense

as I put the coffee down

and let the breeze

carry it away

online at: https://cdandersblog.wordpress.com/

%d bloggers like this: