Between fingers

I used to watch the world
between my fingers as it arranged
itself in lines
I couldn’t always recognize —

blurred images of moments
half-remembered, memories
haunting my mind.

Time weaves cobwebs
preferring circles that refuse
to go straight —
braided burdens given undue weight.

I used to squirm in dense nets
alone as life refused to curve for me
or reveal
what echoes hid between the lines —

mysterious histories waiting
to materialize like ghosts, ethereal
of this temporal body.

Instead she took shape —  tangible
conqueror of things seen and imagined
— to grab
my hand and dash from yesterday’s monsters,

into the lattice of half-hatched
plans and half-finished lives entwined
before my eyes,
our paired forever finally in focus.

© 2021 | Phillip Knight Scott


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Published by Phillip Knight Scott

My name is Phillip. 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!

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