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Scott Thomas Outlar

Comes the Vision

 

It would be 5 a.m.

but the clocks fell back

 

Still, at 4 a.m.

I’m wired

 

With the rain falling

outside my open window

 

Reading great verses

penned by brilliant poets from around the world

 

All in the comfort 

of a room where I work, eat, sleep, live

 

Just remember once in awhile

to take a good deep breath

 

In this calm peaceful moment

visions of the future are vivid

 

Art is vital to evolution

I can see it in the way the genes swarm

 

Though hope may occasionally shutter

my faith is as solid as a rock

 

Because light shines from great minds

around the world

 

The view of a focused Renaissance

appears to crystallize into perfect form

Stare

 

An opossum

in the midnight rain

strolls/scampers/skates

across the street

picking at the grass

on the far side

as I sit/stare/smile

on the porch

 

Rare encounters

in the suburbs

such as these

get me all fired up

about synchronicity

in the eyes of nature

 

A deer

from the same spot

stared back at me

some weeks ago

during the same hour

as I smoked

and we shared

our perfect

priceless

moment

Sing Along

 

Raindrops

splish splash

in driveway puddles

 

Wet leaves

soak the moisture/even

as they lose vitality

 

Foggy six o’clock

post meridiem blues

sing solemnly

 

Whistling winds

add subtle flare

to the evening symphony

 

I sit/smile/

soak in the beauty/shiver

Scott Thomas Outlar hosts the site 17Numa.wordpress.com where links to his published poetry and fiction can be found. His chapbook "Songs of A Dissident" was released in January of 2016 through Transcendent Zero Press, and his words have appeared recently in venues such as Words Surfacing, Fauna Quarterly, Yellow Chair Review, Dissident Voice, and Literary Orphans.