All we are saying (for now)

The wind carried the foul breath of war 
no longer, washed clean of conflict 
and heavy, putrid clouds ringed in black 
for now.

For now peace peppers the air,
disinfecting blood-stained ground 
like a writer desperate to scrub
away an ink blot or erase
an embarrassing metaphor.

For now the breeze of paradise
carries us to heaven, invented
by atheists who merely lack 
imagination to try something
more permanent. 


© 2021 Phillip Knight Scott

Written for Poets and Storytellers United Weekly Scribblings #82: “War is over! If you want it.”

Published by Phillip Knight Scott

My name is Phillip. I live in North Carolina with my wife of 12 years and 5-year-old son. 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! https://amzn.to/3oVCG77

10 thoughts on “All we are saying (for now)

      1. I love your work. I don’t think you can use a silly metaphor. One piece might mean something totally different to one person to another. Write what is in your heart my friend. Hugs 🤗 Joni

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