One Hundred Poetic Points (excerpts) by Scott Thomas Outlar
Not so much (too little) a point (inward), as it is a blanket (freeze the warmth) of information
(forgotten data) broadcast (can you hear me?) from my mind (conclusion).
I’m flowing away into the abstract, or is it that originality (copied mimic) is taking (got taken)
hold (lose grip)? Love is the hope I hold my faith in. I have witnessed (sensual understanding)
the positive effect (casual causation) amore has (have some) had on life (truly living).
There is a fence (process of decision) in a field [ration], on either side is a side (follow). Rules
are put in place, for the sake of discussion (argument?), stating: One may not choose a side
twice. So? What? Does? One? Do? Stands atop (lead).
The [lowest] mind is [simplification] powerful.
A space of blackness (absolute void) held all life at bay (collapsed). The furthest reaches of
nothingness (giving way) pushed and pulled simultaneously, holding off that which signified
progress, until a burst (to color) erupted and let the waters in.
Sex is a drug (love). Wanting is (is) the addiction (needed).
His name was poem. Hers was fictitious.
The wind blew as a guiding force. Took charge (electrical) of the currents. Gliding through the
air (particles) the energy expanded in a whirl (spark). Massive proportioned propulsion (ignition)
Sat on a limb, of a branch, of a tree. (green) A bud, on a pod, on a plant down (foliage) below. A
jump, to the ground, from the perch (torched) to see sights. A bloom, of the flower, from the seed
©2018 Scott Thomas Outlar
Scott Thomas Outlar hosts the site 17Numa.com where links to his published poetry, fiction, essays, interviews, reviews, live events, and books can be found. His work has been nominated for the Pushcart Prize and Best of the Net. Outlar was a recipient of the 2017 Setu Magazine Award for Excellence in the field of literature. His words have been translated into Afrikaans, Albanian, Dutch, Italian, French, Persian, and Serbian. He has been a weekly contributor for the cultural newsletter Dissident Voice since 2014. His most recent book, Abstract Visions of Light, was released in 2018 through Alien Buddha Press.