What is fair

my son likes to say
that’s not fair
when he doesn’t get his way
like the universe had impulse to care

fate gets stuck in my teeth
like Sunday grits in a sieve
but under its sheath
tastes like things I used to believe


© 2021 | Phillip Knight Scott

Written for dVerse’s Quadrille #140: Let’s Go To The Fair!

Also Fandango’s One Word Challenge (grit) and my rare attempt at rhyming.

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

39 thoughts on “What is fair

  1. “Sunday grits” and “things I used to believe” juxtaposed gives voice to the disillusionment that even children have to wrestle with. We never outgrow that sense of injustice, do we?
    pax,
    dora

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  2. but under its sheath
    tastes like things I used to believe

    Great close, Phillip. It puts an appropriate finality to the poem!

    Hank

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