Sunday, March 1, 2015

Scott Thomas Outlar- A Poem

The Blind Leading the Blind
I am the white walrus
with a bloated whale liver
sunk out at sea
on a raft
Buddha forgot to inspect
no safety net
to stay afloat
the dolphins are stuck
with the tuna
let’s order sushi
with our mercury poisoning
and GMO soy sauce
so the organs can explode
like popcorn massacre
for a future born into mutation
get a fresh huff of radiation
depleted uranium tax breaks
every child needs a credit score
to keep up with the neighbors
who murdered Jones
and left the grave fresh
for a dog to lay a bone in
all these skeletons in America’s closet
are looking more and more like monsters
carrying self destructive urges
armed to the teeth
with masked Jihadist intentions
screaming to their prophet
for a taste of virgin flesh
in the desert where mirages
fool the worst into believing
they were so close to the finish
not on a track that leads to nowhere

Scott Thomas Outlar spends the hours flowing and fluxing with the tide of the Tao River. His debut chapbook "A Black Wave Cometh" will be released in April through Dink Press. More of Scott's work can be found on his blog

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