The impression where you had lain has long ceased to remain
but your enticing scent that I cannot place will remain
Like the smooth wind it cannot be grasped in my frantic hand
though its potent effect on my mind and thoughts will remain
Intoxicated by your fragrance, suddenly hastened
relentless memories of your close embrace will remain
I often asked you about this enticement but you laughed,
the arrows of your apathy left marks that will remain
I ask others in vain: what is this fragrance- citron, sage?
How long is the span of this world in which I will remain?
Let it breathe, does olive oil smell like nostalgia, David?
By fig and olive, memory in the bouquet will remain
I am not remembering, I relive the experience anew
which evokes the pain and yearning that for six days will remain
I am convinced, the nightingale finds the rose not by sight
but follows the heady fragrance to where it will remain
Years later, a slight breeze knocked me to my knees
on it a scent, I remember therefore you will remain