Erasable Scent of Yesterday


She finally realized it
wasn’t him she missed
but her old ideas of him.
Molded by the absent
years. The feelings lost,
and reshaped in her head,
so many times, that they
became something that
didn’t exist. Emotions.
so foreign they felt

Standing on reality’s
shore, her back turn
to the mountains.
No longer between
the future and the past.
The desire to move
ahead, stronger than
the desire to recreate

Freedom replaces fright.
That which is gone, is
now gone completely.
The sun swelled, and
She slips away on
the stars, leaving
confetti in her wake,
and the erasable
scent of yesterday.

-Tosha Michelle


30 thoughts on “Erasable Scent of Yesterday

  1. Ooo, I love that line: “she slips away on the star” — so lovely indeed — as is the rest of the poem, Tosha. Yes, sometimes “ideas” stand stronger and more solid than reality. I like this, a lot. πŸ™‚

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    1. Thanks. I hope yours is beautiful too. By the way, if you are so inclined, did you send me a few more song suggestions. I want to make sure I have options in case I can’t learn to Patty Loveless song. xx


      1. I love anything and everything you sing……if you can think of a Country song or one by Don Henley that you are familiar with that would be lovely……if not , no worries…..I enjoy it all and you have also introduced me to some great new artists and new songs which I very much appreciate!


  2. I was recently asked if I’d like to see my first love once again, and I replied “no”. It is precisely what you said in your first line. Just a faded memory of a long, lost lover.

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    1. This was actually about a friend, but most definitely could apply to a lover as well. I have such fond memories of my first love. I’d like to reconnect, not to relive the past, but to begin again as friends. However, it not something I would actively seek. Happy Halloween, Rob. xx

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