Sensory Memory: Sunday Writing Prompt, Jan 6, 2019

Sensory Memory

The scent of stale patchouli stains your memory
as I inspect the photograph of the “you and me”
we thought would be together for a longer time
than that too-short interval tinged with bitter lime.

The shadow of your rising star occasionally lingers.
The keys on my piano bear the ash gray of your fingers.
The circle of your wine spill still tattoos my divan.
I hoard it like an autograph—your long-forgotten fan.

The words I chose from each classification are: divan, piano, bitter lime, ash gray, patchouli, circle, star, photograph

For Sunday Writing Prompt:

Choose a piece of furniture
Piano
Cabinet
Orrery
Divan
Secretary

Choose a color
Cherry Blossom Pink
Bitter Lime
Alice Blue
Ash Grey
Canary Yellow

Choose a scent
Patchouli
Eucalyptus
Burning Sage
Bergamott
Ylang-Ylang

Choose a shape
Circle
Spiral
Helix
Star
Hour Glass

An item carried in the pocket, wallet, or purse
Photograph
Phone
Punch Card
Tissues
Aspirin

Choose 1 from each category and work it into a story or poem.

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About lifelessons

My blog, which started out to be about overcoming grief, quickly grew into a blog about celebrating life. I post daily: poems, photographs, essays or stories. I've lived in countries all around the globe but have finally come to rest in Mexico, where I've lived since 2001. My books may be found on Amazon in Kindle and print format, my art in local Ajijic galleries. Hope to see you at my blog.

7 thoughts on “Sensory Memory: Sunday Writing Prompt, Jan 6, 2019

  1. Jules

    Wine stain tattoos. I like that.

    There are a few who ‘Make It’ that remember their ‘roots’ and are more than just memories to those who were stepped on, on the way up. Perhaps though, not enough.

    Thanks for stopping by my prompted piece. Life is an ever changing puzzle. 😉

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