Asteroids (collision)

And after forever the gin-flavored breeze
remains like a tonic
police sirens
caught in the wind & blown miles
off course
bath water salty from the tide
coming in, then out
before silence
collapses on us both and stars
like beer-battered fish leap into Milky Way sauces.

In all the universe I chose my way
but did not see her coming
asteroids crash
to make a new world of ocean-swept
grounds
the smell of coffee fireworks pop
in approval
an alarm shatters the dark alerting
us to tides turning abruptly
the first sound
I’ve understood now sings in unison always.


© 2021 | Phillip Knight Scott

Written for pensitivity101’s Three Things Challenge #828: beer, police, caught

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 “Asteroids (collision)

  1. This is so awesome. You are very skilled.

    These are my favorites:

    “stars
    like beer-battered fish leap into Milky Way sauces”

    “the smell of coffee fireworks pop
    in approval”

    that line break after “dark alerting,” which, in my mind, makes it a noun

    Liked by 1 person

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