Friday 5 May 2017

2 Poems by Scott Thomas Outlar

Singing on the Way to Our Grave

This layer of crackling leaves
lies dry upon the earth,
brown and begging
for a return to the dirt
so that the cycle
can be completed.

The beautiful colors
were once vibrant
upon the trees,
but now, in their withered state,
shall be cannibalized by the soil
during nature’s yearly ritual.

Like a shooting star
fading through the sky,
this wondrous vision in autumn
shines brightest
before it dies.


After living on this earth for 36 years,
it becomes increasingly difficult
to experience new ways of being disappointed.

But God knows,
she really did a number on me.


Scott Thomas Outlar hosts the site where links to his published poetry, fiction, essays, and interviews can be found. His latest books include: Songs of a Dissident (Transcendent Zero Press, 2015), Happy Hour Hallelujah (CTU Publishing, 2016), and Chaos Songs (Weasel Press, 2016). Scott recently received three Pushcart Prize nominations for his work in 2016. He serves as an editor for Walking Is Still Honest Press, The Blue Mountain Review, Novelmasters, and The Peregrine Muse.


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