I use a certain perfume
that takes me back to my childhood days.
As I sat in an elderly lady’s flower garden,
I inhaled the wonderful aroma around me.
The lady had lavender and lilies,
lilac bushes, the list goes on.
I felt like a bee or a hummingbird
flitting from flower to flower.
If I could only go back and pick
a lovely bouquet,
I knew she wouldn’t mind.
She always said that’s what flowers are for.
Mary Bone has written two books of poetry. Some of Mary Bone's most recent poetry publications can be found at Creative Expressions Poetry Publication in the November/December 2020 issue and Visual Verse online. Mary has been writing short stories and poetry since the age of twelve.