Memories, long buried, rise
Summonsed by a smell, or a sound
Long forgotten, suddenly surprised
At how it all comes back in a flash.
Sunday dinner at Grandma’s house
New leather shoes in the fall
A special day at school
Christmas shopping at the mall.
Things you haven’t thought about
In many years, just plain forgot
Some pleasant, some painful
You ask, did I dream it or not?
A hint of smoke, of stale cologne
Brings back to me
A memory so strong
Transports me to another time and place.