DAY 2 – AUTUMNAL P.A.D. CHAPBOOK EXERCISE: AROMAS
There are many smells and aromas associated with autumn. There may be a fire in the hearth, a pie or roast in the oven, leaves burning (in some municipalities it still happens, I’m sure). There’s a musk, a must, a wafting of both pleasant and offending fragrances.
Your assignment is to choose an aroma of autumn and write about it. Be it a favorite smell or a most odoriferous pungency, I’m sure it will inspire.
“Buttered hot popcorn!”
Announced through a bullhorn,
“With ice-cold Coke, cocoa, or beer!”
Fritos and Cheetos, and
Nacho Doritos, and
Truly no will power, here.
Corn dog with mustard,
A large frozen custard,
Some M&M s, and Lotsa Fizz.
Smells like concession stand.
Sounds like confession, and
I don’t know — maybe it is. 😉
© Marie Elena Good, 2018
DRIFTING TO PEACE
The smell of burning leaves filled him,
like an aromatic coffee on a brisk morning;
like the dawning of another fresh new day
which comes on the flare of a flugelhorn trill.
The exhilarating breath of Autumn
filters through the screen door
playing tag with his nostrils.
As bright lights fade and shadows creep,
no dodge could free him from its fragrant caress.
But, choosing the familiar scent of his armchair,
he drifts back to sleep in peaceful retreat.
© Walter J Wojtanik, 2018