If dreams

Can dreams be real? They exist
at night — in the dark
ineffable phantoms haunting us 
like hazy ephemera disappearing
when we watch too long.

No — I think of other dreams,
the ivory hopes spring 
for however long we have. We write
them on the clouds until
we dream up something higher.

Are dreams real before 
they come true? Does it matter?
I prefer to spend energy 
finding time to nap.


Phillip Knight Scott | © 2019

Written for Sammi’s Weekend Writing Prompt #130 “ineffable” and FOWC with Fandango One word challenge “ivory”

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.

10 thoughts on “If dreams

  1. This is my fave pick: “the ivory hopes spring
    for however long we have. We write
    them on the clouds until
    we dream up something higher.”

    PS: no comment on emailed photo–disappointed?

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