The cue ball

I watch the cue ball bolt
confidently across
the green sea of a pool table
with expert precision

much the same way that
she bounced into my life
at a right angle
and by degrees knocked
me from my stupor.

Like that billiard ball jolted
from idleness I’m sailing
on an unexpected journey
through waters
uncertain of the destination

but confident that she
left enough top spin
to accompany me
wherever we roll next.


© 2021 | Phillip Knight Scott

Written for dVerse Poetics: In The Light of Other Days

Also used Mindlovemisery’s Menagerie’s Wordie #265

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

24 thoughts on “The cue ball

  1. Love this especially; “Like that billiard ball jolted from idleness I’m sailing on an unexpected journey through waters
    uncertain of the destination.” Beautifully done! 💝💝

    Liked by 1 person

  2. “much the same way that
    she bounced into my life
    at a right angle”

    “but confident that she
    left enough top spin
    to accompany me
    wherever we roll next”

    I love that. So cute.

    Liked by 1 person

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