spring smells

s applauds my bike-riding to the garage, to pick up my car
after he has spent the afternoon
inspecting the new
abnormally loud
sound
coming from the area under the trunk that I know to be the location of
the muffler,
now he shouts to me as I pull into the garage on my bike, so good to see people biking! he shouts because of his old ears

I shout back yes!

I say that especially this time of year its extra special to bike because I get to experience all of the spring smells

never thought of that he says loudly

I am thinking of the way here:
the lilac
and the apple
and the ornamental cherry
and the magnolia
and the indian restaurant
and the pinks
and the reds,
and the recent rain on pavement
and someone grilling in their backyard
and then that moment of old garbage
on the corner of Hawley and route 9

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