Poems

Sarcastic shoes

Sneezes can be sneaky and 
on particularly 
warm nights when fireflies dot the horizon 
like sarcastic shoes 
leaving prints on white carpet,

the clock kills time 
as tick (time 
obscured in shadow or yellow dust)
tocs (keeping its own time)
slice through secondary thoughts. 

Insects feel ephemeral
(though I hope
they feel nothing) as sarcastic shoes
envelop then in shadow,
interrupting time’s deliberate walk.

 


© 2020 Phillip Knight Scott

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