from a broken alabaster jar,
to anoint tired feet.
The lady at the counter
with the aromatic smile
asks which of her new fragrances
would I consent to try?
“There’s Lilac, that’s a classic.
And Cherry Blossom, too.
And don’t forget the cheerful scent
of Plum Passion – that one’s new.
You might try Springtime Apple,
or Honeyberry Wine – “
“I can’t decide,” I interrupt,
“I’ll take them all this time!”
The scents in my yard right now are other-worldly! Who can choose one over the other when all combine to create such a spicy, intoxicating aroma!