Phillip Knight Scott – Carnival

My poem Carnival has been published at The Galway Review! Check it out 🙂

The Galway Review

Phillip Knight Scott is a native of Durham, North Carolina, where he lives and writes poetry. His work has appeared in Scarlet Leaf Review, Vita Brevis, Literary Yard, and Olives Skins, among others.


Carnival

We swim 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
and other sea creatures of a habit.

Children dreaming of cotton candy
hop from the Ferris wheel,
breathing sugar with a taste
of excitement from a summer night

not in school, as we wade upstream,
pushing against the tide
washing through
the school of revelers, baptized at last.

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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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