I was shocked this afternoon to learn
it was still Thursday & not because
my best days are behind me

This day is forever almost — not exactly
halfway, not the weekend, it begs
for a feeling but rarely provokes warmth

Still, the sun sets like any other day
until it rests somewhere below the horizon
& night almost arrives too early

That light switch always gives
a little jolt in this dry air but there’s so much
left to see & I can risk the shock

Now it’s almost tomorrow & I almost see
her face developing in the dark, saying
my best days are ahead of me.

© 2022 | Phillip Knight Scott

For pensitivity101’s Three Things Challenge #877: best, test, rest

Published by Phillip Knight Scott

My name is Phillip. 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!

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