November 17, 2017 Poetry , POETRY / FICTION

Brandon Wong photo



Scott Thomas Outlar




Coloring Outside the Lines



Blue is the color of kaleidoscope dreams

abstracted with neon mandalas

that swirl and shift

in spaces beyond

those consciousness knows how to tame.


Energy crystalized at a pressurized point

transcends the limitations

of places we fear to tread

while manifesting the miracles

that only grace can erupt into existence.


White is the color of cumulus clouds

singing hymns down from heaven

as mantras of whispered breath

hum from the lips of holy angels

to swarm across the land below.


Prophecies and prayers of old

align at the web’s woven center

to reveal a matrix of truth

that boils in the heart of peace

and tears away the final veil of illusion.





Here and Now (and After)



Bury my bones

beneath the dirt

where trees once towered

before civilization took hold.


When the time comes,

let my remains

bathe naked in the soil;

no casket, no box,

no boundaries except

the caress of earth itself.


Dance and sing

atop the plot

where I’m laid to rest,

and make merry

at a funeral

filled with laughter.


But until that fateful day arrives,

let our eyes

flow with tears of joy,

let our tongues

tease out prayers of peace,

let our lips

shout words of love,

and let our lives be spent

making the most

of every moment

with which we’re blessed.






Scott Thomas Outlar

Scott Thomas Outlar hosts the site 17Numa.wordpress.com where links to his published poetry, fiction, essays, interviews, and books can be found. His work has been nominated for the Pushcart Prize and Best of the Net. Scott serves as an editor for The Peregrine Muse. His most recent book, Poison in Paradise, was released in 2017 through Alien Buddha Press.

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