Reflection

The sun loses itself in its own
reflection
as it submerges into the lake tonight
vibrant curtains of light
pavonine stripes covering the skies
too proud
to go quietly into the dark.

I sit perplexed at such vanity —
bright feathered clouds
dissolve into

  • waning wisps of water vapor
  • moonlit memories of the day
  • bullet lists in PowerPoints due tomorrow

                as a whole world turns
from the show ready to
move on
I reflect on another day
more beautiful with her here.


© 2021 | Phillip Knight Scott

Prompts:

  • Word of the Day Challenge: bright
  • Sammi’s Weekend Writing Prompt #240 – Pavonine

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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