Thoughts on waiting

Ambushed by the moon
reflecting a solar absence
while waxing poetic
behind fast swimming clouds,
we sit on the front porch
waiting.

A cool fall breeze
exclaims its presence, hinting
at a storm or other ominous things
just beyond the horizon. What surprises
lay before us, hoping to astound,
to break us
from an evening reverie
as we wait?

Wait, listening
to the remaining leaves
blowing above revealing that moon,
a marvelous wonder hinting
at a universe we know
nothing about.

We know nothing of what’s beyond
these leaves, this moon, mysteries
that baffle us, sitting, waiting on
our small planet,
an island amidst the nothing
of space matter.
Then the pizza shows up and nothing
else matters.


Phillip Knight Scott | © 2019

Posted for the dVerse Poetics weekly prompt : “anticipation”

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.

25 thoughts on “Thoughts on waiting

  1. I really like this part,
    “We know nothing of what’s beyond
    these leaves, this moon, mysteries
    that baffle us, sitting, waiting on
    our small planet,
    an island amidst the nothing
    of space matter.”
    It evoked a vivid image of your description. The ending was just right.

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  2. I love that last line in relation to the rest of it. I wrestled with calling it juxtaposition or a non sequitur but I finally settled on something else: it’s human nature. We are in awe of the world but doggone it! We got to eat too!
    Great poem!

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