January 28, 2016 Poetry , POETRY / FICTION


Scott Thomas Outlar



The Marrow



I will take this

to the core

of the marrow

where chaos is married

to an emerging order

so we may find

the structure

to satisfy desires

of both flesh and soul

in this strange world

where suffering

somehow leads to joy

and all the pain

tests the limit

until pleasure is reached



I will fade out

in the night

like a sun

that no longer burns

but folds up shop

in disintegration

toward entropy

and dissolution

in this dying cosmos

where each breath

is a blessing

and each kiss

is a lesson

unto the grave







Bird Song



but I love with passion

despite the friction


A bird sings at 5 a.m.

and has the ear of the whole neighborhood


I’d like to be that bird

getting heard


One more drink at 5:15 a.m.

because the symphony is straight from God


I’ve never heard such silence

surround one solitary note


I’d like to pass out

but I need to finish my drink

and then pour some water

into these veins

before my head smashes against the pillow








Scott Thomas Outlar

Scott Thomas Outlar hosts the site 17Numa.wordpress.com where links to his published poetry, fiction, essays, and interviews can be found. His chapbook “Songs of a Dissident” was released in 2015 through Transcendent Zero Press and is available on Amazon. Scott’s full-length collection “Happy Hour Hallelujah” is forthcoming through CTU Publishing in 2016.


No Comments Yet!

You can be first to comment this post!

Leave a Reply

This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. Learn how your comment data is processed.