Scott Thomas Outlar

'Exclamations in the Dark'

I will slide with you

through the silhouette of days

 

and we will bark

in the shade

at the shadow of trees

 

and we will feast

on golden crumbs

at the feet of kings

 

and we will suck

on cherry juice

at the top of mountains

 

and we will lust

in our longings

toward war and peace

 

and we will die

a thousand deaths

just to be reborn

 

and we will laugh

as we dance

through waves of chaos

 

and we will scream

with shredded lungs

to make our point

Scott Thomas Outlar hosts the site 17Numa.wordpress.com 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. Scott was a recipient of the 2017 Setu Magazine Award for Excellence in the field of literature. His words has been translated into Albanian, Afrikaans, Persian, Serbian, and Italian.

'Seduction of the Rabbit Hole'
 

Winter orchards cast off their silken cloaks

shaded in seventeen degrees of secrecy

 

Call to me with your holy wanton desires

I will be the apple deprived of worms

 

We torched lips when the sun went primal

lost in rays of love and lust and light

 

Give to me the center of your sugared vision

I will melt the core with golden crème brulee

 

Cabin fever lost its edge to madness

diving off the porch into infinite abyss

 

Touch me once with silver tiding glamour

I will tear the stardust wardrobe off your soul