Solar magnet

She draws me in and I feel like a magnet
pulled into that smile. No that may
not be the right word. (Forgive me
for when she folds her lips just so

I am swept stupefied, left
revolving around that fiery red heart of a solar system
desperate to stay in the light
no matter the distance. I feel the void —

the emptiness when she falls out of focus
pushes my orbit awry while starlight
stings like gnats vying for attention, false light
merely pulling me deeper into darkness.)

Ah but she smiles — the gravity of the scene
is more than enough force to black out
all other light and center me where I belong.
No magnet could compete with that attraction.


©2021 Phillip Knight Scott

A couple of prompts: Fandango’s One Word Challenge (“magnet“) and the Word of the Day Challenge (“stupefy“)

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

13 thoughts on “Solar magnet

  1. Wow, love this.

    “the emptiness when she falls out of focus
    pushes my orbit awry while starlight
    stings like gnats vying for attention, false light
    merely pulling me deeper into darkness.”

    Love pulled away can be words deafening. 🤗❤️🦋🌺

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  2. Same but different way I love ❤️ Sun. He gives my life purpose. Sun is the driving force behind renewable energy sources and I make renewable energy project and explain them and make my living out of it. It’s Sun 🌞 my everything ❤️

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