Scott Thomas Outlar’s Poems

This week we are publishing four poems of the USA-based poet, editor Scott Thomas Outlar.

The Poems:

Violins with Falsetto

There is only this dream of liquid crystal

melted porcelain wings, a breath of the cherub

 

Stalwart at the gates with a heavy heart

rings of fire, a smile molded with wax

 

Yours was the dance that never missed a step

long are the hours, a clock of ticking ribs

 

There is only this platter of flesh and blood

silver harps tuning, a feast for the choir

 

Stoic when the lions roar from their mountain

lakes of lava, a star set to the north

 

Yours was the voice resounding in echo

orbs painted of yellow, a prayer whispered in winter

 

There is only this shadow stained by the sun

twilight of the idols, a moment born in reprieve

 

Ampere

Now the night is a blanket woven of fur

my heart is a moon hung soft with whispers

 

Headlights echo the same spark as stars

it’s such a shame how these gods toss their dice

 

Wheels are designed to keep turning by nature

records weave liquid seasons through plasma

 

Three winds charged, one electric

now the night is a storm without end

 

On Earth as It Is in Heaven

Sometimes the right words to say no longer exist

 

let the wound bleed out

it is only of the flesh

 

no sugarcoating left in your voice

or deeds

 

Sometimes the most sincere prayers simply don’t work

 

Sometimes the kiss of death comes served with a smile

 

but mostly we just carry salt

and regret

 

Hermit’s Hibernation

hush

 

there are ghosts

whispering in the rain

 

shhh

 

there are owls

screaming from the woods

 

no more poems

without life experiences

to haunt the verses

 

no more kisses

without broken hearts

to shake the nest

 

hush

 

it is time

to close your eyes

 

shhh

 

there is a season

after winter fades

 

Author’s Bio:

Scott Thomas Outlar lives and writes in the suburbs outside of Atlanta, Georgia. His work has been nominated for the Pushcart Prize and Best of the Net. He hosts the weekly podcast, Songs of Selah. More about his books and other publications can be found at 17Numa.com.

 

 

 

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