Born surrounded by scents

wondering where his own is

always distracted by the city

and the aura of which it gave

who knew his lack of odor

could turn him away from the world

being seen as a creature and not a human

this man was both cursed and blessed

and the smells had trapped him in a cloud

for which he worried about every second

escaping soon to a mountain

where he was free from the torture

isolated from the people

lost in nature

nothing stays away forever

all things must return

reborn as a murderer

who hunts for human scent

twenty-five lives taken

just for the sake

of robbing a living creature from its aromatic soul.

By Shahd El Naggar