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.