Serenity now?

We are all connected. The woman
in line at the grocery store
too tired to say no to one more question.
The young man scanning the Skittles
his arm a pendulum absentmindedly marking
time. And me at attention
with the world while my phone
shows zero bars and I long to march on.

We all crave serenity. The woman
thinking of a euphoric cacophony of silence
that a mouthful of candy may bring.
The young man clocked out and finding
ecstasy absent the din of beeps, glorying
in his moment. And me raptured
from this world and returned home
where my wifi vigorously absolves me.


Phillip Knight Scott | © 2019

Written for the Go Do Go Cafe Tuesday Writing Challenge. Today’s prompt is “serenity

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.

12 thoughts on “Serenity now?

  1. A euphoric cacophony of silence… I like that phrase so much I wish I could buy it – and claim it for my own, naturally. The rest of the poem is not too shabby, either.

    If you don’t recognise the phrase, ‘Not too shabby’ is a British synonym for excellent. I might just as well have used the word excellent in the first place.

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  2. Really lovely!
    I hear hints of Whitman, and see a modern world – no bad thing!

    (it also makes me giggle: the subtle Seinfeld reference – ?? -, and also the last line – my ex-wife was known to me, affectionately, as Wifi!) – no bad thing!

    Cheers for sharing, Phillip.

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