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  • Gary Hunter

Scent of Heaven - Jan. 22, 2023


are a sure scent of heaven

and a way into the kingdom


similar to roses

except more crack-in-

the-window than front door


where roses must knock

these paperwhites can slip us

through a poor seal in the pane


tell us to keep quiet

have a look around

no pictures or souvenir-taking


just breathe deep and gentle

and we can hang around

for a bit


so we do again and again

until we’re discovered

and chased out


the same way we snuck in


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