Tuesday, August 31, 2010

love run afoul



scented pain
curiously reminiscent of burnt love
my senses
bullied by
bitters
jolting me out of a nod
you evade me
your anger the only reminder
fiery like your denial
scented like cheap corner incense


sometimes,
it smells like charred hopes
mixed with floral memories
the insane mix
of desire
and despair
cloaked in the citrus notes
of orange-infused funk
dipped in acidic promises
...it causes my nose to burn
bringing droplets stained
with blackened emotions
and rotted numbness


on random nights
i awake to a smoky air of anxiety
haunting  me with the choking odor
of rejection stinking a lot like garbaged smiles
and wasted joy
sheets soiled with cold sweat
pillows unclean from stifled cries
i can smell your indifference
and it makes me gag
audibly
i'm sickened by the aromas of
bloody lies
filthy motivations
putrid tendencies
of numerous possessions
of numerous skirts
...desperation,
the foulest of stenches
wafting through distance
and plugging my nostrils
with hate-filled odor...


this pain...
embedded deeply within my fiber
renders the smell
of blooming onions
sun-dried and shriveled
steamed in rays of heated passion
unattended
abandoned for greener pastures...


the scent of pain...smells like you.

3 comments:

Anonymous said...

I so can feel you on this.

Da_Kween said...

Yea, my senses have been invaded. lol

1manview said...

Heartfelt piece, beautifully written....

in the butterfly net...

i ink...i flow...i pen,
my soul, my words, my zen