That itch

When I finally stopped ignoring
the itch and embraced the warmth
indigenous to that indiscernible link
we share like a rope tethered
to two unlit woodpiles
waiting for ignition, 

the spark provoked the catalyst
to combustion that could cross an ocean,
igniting the very water
that thwarts less resolved attempts
at scratching at heat
that runs deep.


© 2021 | Phillip Knight Scott

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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 “That itch

  1. Wow, this is brilliant. I especially loved the lined “igniting the very water
    that thwarts less resolved attempts
    at scratching at heat that runs deep”. I imagine that water hitting the spot and the utter contentment that follows

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