We swam through the fair,
wading through the smell
of funnel cake and other fried treats
threatening to fill our lungs,
deliciously drowning us

amid carnival barkers and juggling dogs,
lights as bright as sunfish
eyes and other sea creatures
of a habit not unfamiliar to us.

Children dreaming of cotton
candy land, stepping
from the Ferris wheel, and giggle
with glee, breathing sugar with
a taste of excitement bred

from another summer night not
in school, as we float upstream, pushing
against the tide washing through
the school of revelers, cleansed at last.

(c) 2019 Phillip Knight Scott
Written in response to the Thursday Inspiration at Light Motifs II.

My name is Phillip. I live in North Carolina with my wife of 11 years and 3-year-old son, and at least for the next year, I’m on the right side of 40. (Both the interstate and existence, in years). I am a Tar Heel born and bred, and watch every Yankees game I can. My goal is to visit all 30 MLB stadiums in the next 10 years. I’ve been to 5 so far! Obviously I enjoy writing, but I also enjoy watching and reading sci-fi. I’m slowly attempting to finish my first novel, a “humorous” sci-fi romp which may be finished one day. I am a Doctor Who obsessive and choose Star Trek over Star Wars.

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