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Apr 2012
For a long time 
I thought that the smell 
of the elderly, 
"that old people smell",
was the smell of decay. 

A smell so honest, 
other fragrant molecules 
could not bear 
to intrude 
or cover it up.

I wonder when 
I will start to emit a scent 
that signifies my adventure 
turning to departure.

Will any of my atoms 
when I arrive 
to a new life? 

Will I fill the noses 
of strangers with 

With beginning?
10/30, 2012
HR Beresford
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HR Beresford
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