Paradise lost & found

I made a mess
of this sanctuary, this field
of pines and poplars
where sunlight thawed my mind

and allowed the outside
to invade like bark beetles
and wake me
from our tranquil dream.

I have found the discipline
to stay rooted in this paradise
and disregard
the weeds crying for attention

and relax amid the bliss
born in the shade where
you and I
are alone in dreams.


©2021 | Phillip Knight Scott

Prompt city!

  • Word of the Day Challenge: “Discipline
  • Fandango’s One Word Challenge: “Field
  • Weekly Prompt’s Weekend Challenge: “Sanctuary

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

2 thoughts on “Paradise lost & found

  1. Lovely words though I do have a favorite.

    “and allowed the outside
    to invade like bark beetles
    and wake me
    from our tranquil dream.”

    Great lines. 🤗❤️🦋💝

    Like

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