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.

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 “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 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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