Go to Smell

A rare olfactory experience in San Francisco is knocking ’em dead.

Most flowers have a lovely scent;
of sweet things, they are redolent.
But wouldn’t you be mortified
by buds that smell like something died?

And yet that is one bloom’s allure,
emitting quite a stench, for sure.
Incredibly, some folks would pay more
just so they can call out, “C’est mort!

It’s named for what some call a stiff:
a corpse flower. Purchase one? As if…
A whiff of corpse would sure repel one –
hope to never, ever smell one.

“Go to Smell” — read by the author.

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