In Autumn

It’s likely I’m in Autumn. The leaves
reflect the glint of the sun — lower
in the sky though still creating a schism
in the heavens — golden light
among yellow and red foliage.

I hang a bit lower these days. Maybe
I even glow a bit less bright — dimmed
over the years though still resolved
in my journey — silver hair
replacing livelier colors.

I aged without consent, unsure
how to ask the sun to find a new pastime —
one that doesn’t revolve around
changing seasons and forcing cheese
into mold. Technicolor life.


© 2021 | Phillip Knight Scott

Prompts

  • Fandango’s One Word Challenge: “consent
  • Word of the Day Challenge: “schism
  • Eugi’s Weekly Prompt: “journey

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 “In Autumn

  1. I hang a bit lower these days. Maybe
    I even glow a bit less bright — dimmed
    over the years though still resolved
    in my journey — silver hair
    replacing livelier colors.

    i can relate to all of that phillip. those were my favorite lines

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  2. Beautifully written!

    Autumn has always been my favourite season. And I enjoyed the autumn of my life very much. In my sixties I went around exclaiming, ‘They never tell you that old age is the best bit!’ Now I laugh to think that was relatively young. So perhaps I am now in winter. It’s not too bad and I am hoping for a long one.

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