Friday, April 1, 2016

Scott Thomas Outlar- Three Poems

Such a Novel Concept
I’m not here
to compare
this writer to
that writer
or to consider
this literary genre
at an abstract angle
such and such
a twentieth century
movement of art
that was born
from out the rumblings
of a disenfranchised
blah blah blah

I’m here
to wrench words
from out the depths
of my bloody
and spill my guts
like acidic
up through
burning lungs
and off
jaded tongue

Adorned as an Angel/Betrayed with a Bite
Careful with wishes…
make them with wisdom

else the genie let loose
from the bottle
might start sucking the juice
from your veins

like a snake in the grass…
waiting to attack

fangs laced with venom
of betrayal
serve as a knife
with a craving for your side

Stabbed by the woman
who said she’d adore you forever
(till death do us part)

Little whispers in your ear
come the evening
herald the harbinger
for her bloodlust once scorned

Adorned with the lips of an angel
but hidden underneath
are the teeth
of a vampire eager to feast

Careful where you lay your head to rest…
there are weapons in every word that she hisses

Painting Ourselves into Corners
Nietzsche said
that the poets lie too much.

I’d elaborate on the subject
if I weren’t already in too deep.

Scott Thomas Outlar spends the hours flowing and fluxing with the ever-changing currents of the Tao River while laughing at and/or weeping over life's existential nature. He hosts the site where links to his published poetry, fiction, essays, and interviews can be found. His most recent chapbook "Songs of a Dissident" was released in 2015 through Transcendent Zero Press and is available on Amazon

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