Just when you thought that maybe, somehow,
enough time had passed;
That all the wounds had healed,
the blisters turned to callouses,
and broken bones had mended...
along comes a subtle hint, a fatal scent,
an uncanny glimpse of long buried memories
stirred from the past and brought sorrowfully,
painfully, into full living color.
Breath turned to involuntary sighs,
Forces a silent moment,
for the happiness evaporated,
for smiles and tears left unshared.