scented talc (poem)

i love

the scented talc

my mother kept forever

in the round can

with orange

swirls of flowers

and a soft fluffy

powder puff

and the yellowing

waxy paper


the yellowish

scented talc

kept for special occasions

she never used


© Cindy Lapeña, 2012


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2 thoughts on “scented talc (poem)

    • Sheila! I think your mom’s talcum powder is the one I’ve been trying to find…it came in a round can with “Russell and Co.” and “Hothouse Flowers” on the can. The scent: frangipani. I bought mine years ago at an import chain, and can’t locate it. I LOVE the scent. Pls let me know if you can help me find it! I think it’s a product of Scotland….Beverly

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