A figment

What ghoulish guardians have we created,
materialized from nothing
               (or at least
our imaginations) brought into being

for our benefit?
                         They must watch us

from the sky, or on our shoulder,
or having ascended to a place

we mustn’t comprehend, from some
heavenly vantage point.

                                   What faith we instill

in cherished choruses of cherubs, imaginary
               (or at least
invisible to me) while we count down

to joining them?
                         An advent calendar

for atheists merely leads
to disappointment.

                                   We implore them,

asking the winds to change
               (or at least
dissolve) demanding death divorce

taxes and embrace uncertainty.

Still they do not listen.
               (Or at least
I do not imagine them to. My imaginary

friends long forgotten.)


Phillip Knight Scott | © 2019

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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