A special place I still can go
Where a special artifact remains.
For how much longer I just don't know.
Cologne on the sweater I wore
On our first date. Just as it was
So many, many months ago.
After she pulled my hand to hers,
Eventually I was bold enough
To put my arm around her.
The tiniest patch of fabric as we cuddled
Came to touch her neck luckily,
And for an hour it captured her fragrance.
A shock to discover later -
The sweetest and most sensual delight,
But now in the shortest of supply.
A few precious molecules is all I can afford,
For I know there will be no more.
So careful tonight, I conserve.
Like a rush comes that delight,
As part of me comes alive.
Confirms the sweet truth of those moments.
For just a moment I am complete.
Sitting on the bench right beside her
And turn to see her beautiful smile.
And in that moment my world revolves.
It spins around her as I wish it forever would.
I smile, walk away, and cherish memory of her.