In the shade (an awakening)

The festive shade arranges our regret
in dark circles beneath well-lit disco balls
that perceive more than they admit.

We can try to escape — reason born
of wisdom implores the effort of 
savvy sailors drifting too close

to menacing falls — and if we find absolution 
when awakened, free of misplaced remorse, 
paint our knees penitent, prudent 

while shouting in the winds of the future,
shaking but confident in the effort of
reclaiming the shade for ourselves.


Phillip Knight Scott | © 2019

Written for the Poets United Midweek Motif ~ Awakening


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17 thoughts on “In the shade (an awakening)

  1. sanaarizvi

    This is breathtakingly potent! ❤️ I especially love; “reason born of wisdom implores the effort of savvy sailors drifting too close to menacing falls.” 🙂

    Like

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