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A confusion of fragrance

You infiltrate the air around us

With a smell so beautiful

It wanders a little ahead of you

To let us know

You’re here


You leave behind in breaths

A confusion of fragrance;

A mix of cardamom and incense;

A mingling of sacred ash and turmeric;

The death of neem flowers burnt;

The birth of ripening mangoes;

The burst from rain hitting scorched earth;

The mystery of the thaazham flower;

And the magic of roasted spices ground to bits…


What are you,

That so many things smell like you;

Of you?