Scent Particles

When I learned that smells are made of real stuff 
I was first shaken 
Then stirred 
By this cocktail of emissaries 

Our remissions are not equivalent 
To our abilities, nor of course to our 
Emissions left out of that utility calculation
Use and value and kilowatt hours 
Can't remember the last time they counted 
How many real objects 
Went into whose noses 
(While they stick out 
None are external)

Forgive the abstruse reverie 
Ulysses is under my skin 
All Greek, no Latin 
With references no one will check 

It's been done before 
Stands in proudly 
For what we ought to breathe

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