Set it aside

Let me set aside
this bitterness, born
I guess
from an idiot’s lament
looming as ever,

fog obscuring
the oceanfront view
I guess
dissolves when we
no longer watch it.

The waves sweep
away the coast
I guess
eating away well
intentioned sand bags.

Phillip Knight Scott | © 2019

The dverse quadrille this week has to include the word ‘set’. A quadrille is exactly 44 words.

Published by Phillip Knight Scott

My name is Phillip. I am a Tar Heel born and bred and watch every Yankees game I can. I'm still searching for my own TARDIS. My first novel, "The Alien in the Backseat," is available now!

25 thoughts on “Set it aside

  1. We live in a world where bitterness rolls up like rancor, where vitreol and anger pour out of us in response to the chaos. What you propose is beautiful, but today it’s beyond my reach.

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  2. I agree, there’s no time or reason for bitterness born from ‘an idiot’s lament’, and it does obscure the view. An interesting metaphor, Phillip.


  3. I too like the line about “bitterness born from an idiot’s lament.” It points out in five words the utter futility of bitterness, which is exactly what poetry is meant to do – dstill truth and punch it home!


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