soothing smell of a cucumber lotion.
same lotion that my mother used to put
on my skin, when I got sunburns,
after me and my dad were coming back
from the fishing trip.
(I was young and the sea was big.)
I met later when I was exploring in kisses
my first sweetheart’s skin.
this smell had my dead friend’s sister hands
whom I pulled out burnt in pieces from the hit tank.
(the sky was too close not to sense the stench.)
afterward I forgot this smell.
until this morning
when a young girl sat next to me
in the bus.
she was pregnant and happy,
with a fragrant scent of a cucumber lotion.