Scenes of home

I see her face familiar
the smell of butter warming
in a pan before
grilled cheese sandwiches

houndstooth pattern
transcribed from the sofa
to my cheek
on a lazy Saturday afternoon

James Taylor slowly pouring
from the speakers
like hot water in a mug
of Mom’s instant coffee

Her face double-exposed
over older memories
scenes of home flashing
from her propulsive influence

purifying moments woefully absent
of that face — the second place
I consider home
has always been there.


© 2021 | Phillip Knight Scott

For Sammi’s Weekend Writing Prompt: “Familiar

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

6 thoughts on “Scenes of home

      1. Oh wow, that is wild Phillip. My older sister drove him to school for a while in Wilson, NC. It was his brother, not James. I have always loved his music too Phillip. He was such a talent. Boy you are not kidding about it being a small world. Big hugs to you and your loved ones Phillip. ❤️🤗🥰

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