At what cost?

When once my soul was housed in flesh
my eyes could weep.
A memory came to me, fresh
of when "smell" was a sensation
and not merely a concept

I see it, I understand it, I perceive it
but I know that I am missing
I cannot experience
I cannot begin
I cannot

What am I now?
Where have "I" gone?
I live on, but what cost?

I recall, but I don't rememeber
I know but I didn't learn

Is the fragrence real
or a memory inserted in my thoughts
by a part of me no longer "real"?

I long for what I no longer believe
as the flower dies.

2013/07/09 inspired by Whiskey Monday's image

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