Two poems | by Scott Thomas Outlar

Chickens Hatching

 

Even when there remains

nothing left to say,

our silence can prove to be

the weapon of gold

that helps to save

lost souls in the end.

 

There is no war

righteous enough

to convince me

to flick my tongue

in anger

or pick up a sword

in disgust

this time.

 

All of my dragons

lay out slain

behind me

on the path;

their bones buried

beneath the ash.

 

We breathe this sacrament

of sacred fire

into our lungs

together as One;

 

and now

only parasitic

mosquitos remain

to be slaughtered

until we have recovered

all of the blood

from generations

they’ve tried

their damnedest

to taint.

 

Victory was bred

into our destiny

from the very beginning;

thank God the fervor

of fate

has finally

come home to roost.


Cuddling Transcendence

 

The contours of your face

are silken smooth

with amber blushing hues

rosy on the cheeks

like the rhythms of a clock

as each tick of its tock

blinks with a bat

of hazel eyes

twinkling bright

with golden flowers

planted around their edge

pushing me to the brink

of a new beginning

while your shoulders

shrug with a sweet sigh

of peaceful exhalation

 

Adrift in the deep

waters of time

I become inclined

to unwind in the space

where your warm breath

creates a gentle breeze

against my neck

as we lose regard

for all such concepts

of physical limitation

while finding perfect comfort

in the cradled cuddle

of flesh pressed to flesh

and lips entwined

with a kiss

that carries all worries away

in harmonic transcendence

 

 

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Scott Thomas Outlar hosts the site 17Numa.wordpress.com where links to his published poetry, fiction, essays, interviews, reviews, 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 and Novelmasters. His latest collection, Poison in Paradise, was published in 2017 through Alien Buddha Press.

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  1. 17numa says:

    Reblogged this on 17numa and commented:
    Big thank you to Janet Olabisi and Communicators League for publishing two of my poems recently…

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