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THE SMELL

THERE IS AN ODOR AT MY SCHOOL
A SMELL THAT'S RATHER STRONG.
I DON'T THINK THE SCENT IS RECENT
IT'S BEEN THERE ALL ALONG.

IT KIND OF SMELLS LIKE MUSK OX
WET DOG OR MAYBE SKUNK.
A STINK BUG OR MY BROTHER'S ROOM
PERHAPS AN ELEPHANT'S MOLDY TRUNK.

THE TEACHER OF MY GYM CLASS
SINCE THE YEAR 2005.
SHE MUST HAVE LOST HER SENSE OF SMELL
TO MAKE IT OUT ALIVE.

I'VE COME TO THINK MOST RECENTLY
I MIGHT JUST KNOW THE CURE.
I HAVEN'T CLEANED MY GYM CLOTHES
I'LL WASH THEM NEXT YEAR FOR SURE.

The Smell

We all know that smells can bring back childhood memories...

and I'm sure this poem will trigger a long forgotten smell. I know it did for me.

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