I woke today
and smelled You in the concrete.
Hello, it's been
How are you?
This little hill that shuts
down at eight was covered
in mist this early morning.
The sprinklers touched
me lightly as I
passed. Dog barks, little children
shouting a random "hewwo!" from their
balconies where their fathers hold them.
I thought You'd forgotten
me or I'd forgotten you. But the scent registered
softly and woke me. In my head I
talked to you and we sang
all the way to school. Your smell clung
to me all day in a smile.