Just A Sniff

Sometimes I get just a sniff
A whiff of a memory
A time or a place
Of people
A Face
I might be reminded
Of a moment gone by
By a song
Or a sound
Just the feeling around
It might be the taste
Of some food or a wine
Hearing distant laughter
Or a car going by
It could be a picture
Or the tone of a voice
Like a cool gentle breeze
And my eyes become moist
Sometimes just a sniff
A whiff of a day
Is all that I need
And I feel OK
For today are the memories
I’ll have tomorrow
There’ll be more joy
And a lot less sorrow
A sniff of the days
That have long since past
Will always be there
And will last
And so if I seem
A little displaced
When my eyes have glazed over
And I stare into space
It’s not that I’m sad
Or thinking “What if”?
I really am fine
It’s just a sniff.

Just A Sniff

nonameyetaglam

Robina, Australia

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Artist's Description

2005 – Homesick after moving thousands of miles away from friends and family. Missing all that is familiar to you. Feeling isolated and alone in a new place. This is about putting on a brave face & keeping a stiff upper lip to those around you.

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