The glow

I found synchronicity between
the glow of her cheeks
and the warm flicker in my stomach,
heat piercing my skin and pulsing inward
along pepper-flaked tracks.

Those cheeks that dimple just for me
(so she says) and I feel selfish
in a maniacal pursuit of more,
chasing the sun like cranes flocking
along more southern routes.

Relentless night comes (earlier sometimes
for her) with a kind of tiny death
as she says good-bye or falls asleep before
and those cheeks lay warm on her pillow, hidden
until we wake up and do it again.

© 2021 Phillip Knight Scott

Written for Sammi‘s Weekend Writing Prompt: “Glow”

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

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