Get in line, right?
But she smells great...
Know the way a person smells when they've been outside on a chilly fall day? That's how Mom smells all the time. Like rain, and wind, and leaf mold, and a faint hint of wood smoke. Hardly the way a woman is supposed to smell, but trust me: if the Glad Air Fresheners people could bottle her scent, you'd have her hanging in your car and your bathroom and your kitchen.
Sorry, I didn't mean to get all oedipal on you.
In Leave Myself Behind by Bart Yates
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