What Roars Below by Scott Thomas Outlar



not quite a boil … yet

churning underneath
a sure explosion
biding its time

constructing a blueprint
to rise without aggression

violet flames
liquid consciousness

a compulsion toward creation
unbridled human expansion

the artistic urge

finding cohesion with the collective

sacred space of duality
breather of light discovered in shadow

cynicism turned on its head

the great yes to it all

gestation turnkey
an opening of eyes

©2019 Scott Thomas Outlar


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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. Scott 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, Farsi, French, Italian, Kurdish, and Serbian. His radio podcast, Songs of Selah, airs weekly on 17Numa Radio.  


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