Light in the cave

Even now clouds dare to obscure 
the light, hoping to extinguish the glow
that naturally bounces from your cheeks
like effervescent flecks of confidence
congealing around those lips
refusing, though shaded, to frown.

Don’t ever let me lose your light
or dissolve into absence, obfuscated
in shadows mimicking reality on
lightless caves where I’m left with
memories of brilliant visions
glistening with hope of another sun.


Phillip Knight Scott | © 2019

Written for October Writing Prompt #3 at Free Verse Revolution.

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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