For Her With No Nose

4 Aug

His scent drove her to distraction.

It wafted under her nostrils as she meandered through the day,

assailing her from under her nails, over her shoulder, out of her hair,

from the crevices of her body

where he had nestled.

His smell of intoxication,

their intoxication,

the heady fragrance of skin on skin

and seeping sweat

and rain

and longing

and babies-in-waiting,

cloaking the earth in an urgent, primal need,

festering, clawing for its right to survive;

swirling into somnolent minds

and jaded spirits,

leaving craving, anticipation,

and half-mouthed miss-yous

in its wake.

13 Responses to “For Her With No Nose”

  1. dipali August 5, 2008 at 8:38 pm #

    Wow! Lovely.

  2. Thinking Cramps August 6, 2008 at 10:37 am #

    Sighhh….so so nice. It just made me want to lie down and read it a few more times.

    On another note, WHERE did you get the banner picture? It’s beautiful.

  3. D August 6, 2008 at 1:13 pm #

    Beautiful! It’s almost like the words are fragrant too…

  4. rajni August 6, 2008 at 2:35 pm #


  5. Orange Jammies August 6, 2008 at 4:22 pm #

    Dipali: Hello, hellooo! 😀 How goes?

    Thinking Cramps: No credit to me, girl, it’s part of the template I chose. 🙂

    D: Really? I was thinking they could do with some deodorant. 😉

    Rajni: 🙂 How are Nisha and Rohit?

  6. D August 7, 2008 at 2:04 pm #

    Didn’t think of it like that but can easily interpret “his scent” that “drove her to distraction” as bad body odour 😉 😛

  7. Orange Jammies August 7, 2008 at 3:23 pm #

    D: Is there any such thing as good body odor? 😉 Sorry, just couldn’t resist. I’m in a mean mood today.

  8. rajni August 8, 2008 at 10:07 am #

    They’re both fine & growing fast!

  9. the mad momma August 8, 2008 at 1:01 pm #

    🙂 i like.

  10. Orange Jammies August 8, 2008 at 9:33 pm #

    Rajni: Glad to hear it.

    MM: 😀

  11. damnhobsons August 11, 2008 at 12:24 pm #


  12. D August 11, 2008 at 5:37 pm #

    No, but there is such a thing as body odor.

  13. Orange Jammies August 12, 2008 at 10:49 am #

    Damnhobsons: Sigh…

    D: You bet there is. 😀 Think Mumbai local trains.

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