aromatherapy

 

When you are down

smell a segment of mandarin,

pungent, sachet of zing.

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When you are down

smell toast buttered

and almost burnt

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or maybe a cupcake,

straight from the oven

of your childhood.

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When you are down

smell the hazy blue

scent of a eucalypt forest.

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When you are down

smell a chocolate covered mint

and reflect on a full stomach.

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When you are down

smell rosemary and mint,

but not together.

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When you are down

smell hickory chips smoking,

away from your cave.

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When you are down

smell coffee in a café,

when you’ve not had coffee for a while.

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When you are down

smell the invisible mist of jasmine,

the spirit is breathing.

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When you are down

smell rain on soil and listen –

fresh seedlings sing.

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When you are down

smell freshly baked bread

that someone else has made.

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When you are down

smell the stuffing of an antique shop,

and travel through time.

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When you are down

smell a baby’s soft neck

but remember to ask the mother.

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