Brilliant arc

That memory we used to share 
comes asking for blueberries when I close 
my eyes. I see a kaleidoscope.
Purple juice carries more than it thought
when pinched between fingers that just a moment ago 
looked white. 

You tried to ruin me but I know 
tomorrow jumps two ways. A shooting star tells the tale 
for only a moment, extinguished on descent,
though its arc burns red against the black 
as if the contrast should surprise us.
The fire reveals the fruit.

© 2020 | Phillip Knight Scott

Written for the Go Dog Go Cafe Tuesday Writing Prompt You tried to ruin me, but I…”

Published by Phillip Knight Scott

My name is Phillip. I am a Tar Heel born and bred and watch every Yankees game I can. I'm still searching for my own TARDIS. My first novel, "The Alien in the Backseat," is available now!

7 thoughts on “Brilliant arc

  1. Phillip I really enjoyed this beautiful love poem.

    “Purple juice carries more than it thought
    when pinched between fingers that just a moment ago
    looked white.”

    I love the way you ended this piece.
    Have a blessed week my friend. Love to you and your loved ones. ❤️💕🤗Joni

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  2. Such beautiful and poignant imagery. It’s been a bit since I’ve seen you appear in my reader! Your poetry is magnificent, Phillip. There’s so much depth with the different aspects of love; you describe each layer of it as multifaceted and that’s remarkably evocative in this piece. Excellent take on the prompt. I thoroughly enjoyed reading it!

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