The siren

The siren sang out —
over the din
of normalcy that drones
with a low hum
just loud enough
to disappear
into background noise —
alerting me to her existence.

The melody (swelling
with intensity
before ebbing only to rise
again)
bewitched me. I fell
into a trance
enthralled by the song
— and the source.

She beguiles me
still — familiarity of the tune
never dulls
the rapture I feel
with each note.
I’ll listen
to no other song
again.


© 2021 | Phillip Knight Scott

Prompts:

  • Brave and Reckless daily prompt: “bewitched
  • Ragtag Daily Prompt: “melody
  • Weekly Prompts Wednesday Challenge – Familiarity

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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