Monday 11 November 2019

2 Poems by Scott Thomas Outlar


There is more to life

than can be easily deciphered.

Hieroglyphs mulled over

in broken tongues.

Glimpses of revelation

grasped for fleeting moments,

only to shatter

as if never seen at all.

Goodbye to the Machine

The new night sky

speaks in algorithms

beyond the constellations

we had started to glean

a babbling of tongues

a wagging of fingers

a shaking of heads

a smirk from the system


Scott Thomas Outlar hosts the site where links to his published poetry, fiction, essays, interviews, reviews, live events, and books can be found. His work has been nominated for the Pushcart Prize and Best of the Net. Outlar was a recipient of the 2017 Setu Magazine Award for Excellence in the field of literature. Selections of his poetry have been translated into Afrikaans, Albanian, Dutch, Italian, French, Persian, and Serbian. He has been a weekly contributor for the cultural newsletter Dissident Voice since 2014. His most recent book, Abstract Visions of Light, was released in 2018 through Alien Buddha Press. His show, Songs of Selah, airs weekly on 17Numa Radio.

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