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WalnutsNo matter where she came from, what she did, or how long she was swimming or bathing, she always smelled like smoke. It wasn’t the bitter, pungent odor of tobacco smoke, no he couldn’t stand the smell and neither could she. It was more of a woody smoke. Walnut, perhaps. She did like peeling them herself and he’d never seen the shells end up anywhere.
When he held her at night, close to his body, and smelled her hair, there was the smell. It lingered in her hair, on her skin, on her clothing. It seemed to seep into every crevice it could so it seemed to be her natural smell. It was only a little bitter, as all burnt smells are apt to be, but there was an underlying smell to it that made it somewhat pleasant. At night he could take in the biter smell and be surrounded by it. He’d hold her tighter, she’d hold him in her sleep, and he’d drift off with the smell of burning walnut in his mind and in the air.
In the morning she’d eat her walnuts, he
five hour energyi suppose
last week was only an aftershock
of the earthquake you were before.
this place used to vibrate
with metal strings and melodic,
testimonies to life,
emitting coffee-scented moods
and the burn of it too.
i had memorized the
sounds of silence,
i couldn't help but relish it.
no longer had i known
the sounds of folk
and scent of mocha-
you became nothing more
than an echo of the laughter
i so desperately needed to hear again.
then the echoes got louder,
bouncing ferociously off the walls
to be made manifest
i walked into your room
expecting exactly what i found-
an unmade bed,
and an empty beer
(the one that you insisted you needed
just days ago).
i pressed my nose
into the pillow
for incense and cologne and starbucks
to penetrate my mind
and thinking fervently
i already know
what a clean sheet smells like."
how strong an aftershock can be,
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