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  April 2019
volume 16 number 1
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Scott Thomas Outlar
April 2019



photo by françois biajoux

    Scott Thomas Outlar lives and writes in the suburbs outside of Atlanta, Georgia. His work has been nominated for the Pushcart Prize and Best of the Net. Selections of his poetry have been translated into Afrikaans, Albanian, Dutch, French, Italian, Persian, and Serbian. Outlar hosts the site where links to his published poetry, fiction, essays, interviews, reviews, live events, radio podcasts, and books can be found. His most recent book, Abstract Visions of Light, was released in 2018 through Alien Buddha Press.
17 Numa



Artificial Injection/Transmission

Like unto like electric
it’s a litmus test of attraction
for what bleeds best

Angels and Aliens/Brothers and Sisters of The Wound
we are all slaves to many systems

knowing it’s simply an illusion
doesn’t help in breaking the spell

I have seen the way these die are cast
You read the tea leaves in my eyes while they were resting

Even if you catch two breaths
from the giving tree
at the same time
how much luckier still
should we ever learn the truth

that all these pretty colors
are fated to fall
returning dust to the soil
from which it was sourced

so here are my ashes and bones for the altar
here is my worship of all your good charm
here is my music hung in the air
dancing with ghosts as they howl

the wind is magnetic
radar and echo
static in the hum

copyright 2019 Scott Thomas Outlar