What Febreeze Can't Hide


Sometimes, even fabric cleaner cannot save your nose from peril.


What Febreeze Can't Hide

Is the stench of urine on the streets

As it seeps into the gutters in the early morning.

What Febreeze can't hide

Is the odor of mountains of trash

That lines the alleys late at night

What Febreeze can't hide

Is the fragrance of leftover Indian food

Unrefrigerated on the counter

Overpowering the laundry detergent.

What Febreeze can't hide

Is all the glorious odors of the city

That surrounds me on a daily basis

What Febreeze can't hide is that

Being a city dweller

Is not as glamorous as it should be.