And the Rest of His Ilk by Scott Thomas Outlar



I became sick of nihilism
playing the standard-bearer
on the weeping willow scene
of hardcore apathy

so I went all lovey-dovey
in your face like a firecracker

just to watch explosions ignite
behind busted eyelids
in an orgasmic symphony
to get my kicks
as cynicism died
with a hard left fall from the stage

I kissed your caramel center
while carefully caressing a stroke
upon precious golden flesh
as all the rest
of the rotting bones
from that boring bullshit
turned to ash
without a hint of evolution
urging on their process

Now we kiss-kiss
a passionate peace pact
to keep the war drums of failure
far out of sight
as the horses collapse
in the streets of destiny
with a whipped spanking
for Nietzsche
folding old hands
while the rest of us rise

©2019 Scott Thomas Outlar


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Scott Thomas Outlar hosts the site 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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