Inside joke

There’s something arch
in my muse, the way
she can arrest me
with a particular turn of her lip
like a wind-spattered umbrella twists
so rain tastes my face.

She playfully wipes me
dry & I have to laugh
at our dewy inside joke.


© 2022 | Phillip Knight Scott

Written for dVerse Quadrille #143: Muse Cues. I also incorporated pensitivity101’s Three Things Challenge: abstract, arrest, arch, Word of the Day Challenge (particular), and Ragtag Daily Prompt (spatter).

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

32 thoughts on “Inside joke

  1. This is breathtakingly beautiful, Philip! I especially like; “with a particular turn of her lip like a wind-spattered umbrella twists so rain tastes my face.” 🙂

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  2. I completely agree with sanaarizvi, there is such beauty in this quadrille. A lovely, lovely poem. “like a wind-spattered umbrella twists / so rain tastes my face” becomes one of those moments that you can feel as a reader.

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