Tuesday, September 1, 2015

Scott Thomas Outlar- A Poem

Resigning to the Facts
Standing in line
at the grocery store,
holding your basket
of goodies in one hand
and your gallon of water
in the other.

The cashier is scanning
through the items
as fast as she can,
noticing that the line
now has another customer,
signifying that her job
is still safe.

That’s how it works –
as long as there are things to buy,
people to buy them,
and people to stand in the middle
lubing up the process,
the system will continue
like a perpetual motion machine.

What that means
concerning the species
of humanity
probably doesn’t say
a whole hell of a lot
about where their
society is at
this far along in evolution’s process.

What it says
about my current circumstances
is that I
get to feast
and drink wine tonight,
so I’m basically ok with it all.

Scott Thomas Outlar keeps a daily blog at 17Numa.wordpress.com where he posts poetry, fiction, essays, ramblings, ravings, screeds, manifestos, and other general thoughts about things such as this, that, and the other. He's always happy to connect with people, so feel free to drop him a line.

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