Fertile Easter & Other Poems by Scott Thomas Outlar

Still Shining

Fly on the words of Scott Thomas Outlar! From Atlanta, Georgia, read his exceptional poetry to bring depth to your Saturday.

Fertile Easter

Elements of the sun/

                   past primal


                                 w/truth rising)/

         puffing rays of light

                      (infinite in scope

                            w/tendencies everlasting)/

              huffing a solar frenzy

                       (frantic & resplendent)/

     housed in comfort

                (calm arms

                          of a clear blue sky)

One day an inevitable return/

                 ash again

           & scattered atoms

                    (splintered science

                                   cannot quite

                              taste God’s love)/

                 slanted visions

                              (focused solely

                                           on cross

                                      & crown)/

                           silenced objections

                                     (intense emotions

                                          w/waves of hope)/

                        structured in faith

                                   (peace will reign

                                                 1,000 years

                                           & more)

Test Tube

Glow-in-the-dark cats

            (not just their eyes)


                                 gene soup


        scurry in the labs

                        (rat species)

                    to dream up the next



Aliens in the airwaves

                      (bleeding frequencies)



                                of DMT dreams

         shifting crystal symphonies

                           (rupturing portals)

                                 singing atoms


                                    Adam’s apple


Feed me music from the cut of your tongue

the black of your lungs

I need notes for salvation

I need noise like a plague

Spin your soft spells on my skin

live wire spine

I need a song for the darkness

I need a dance when the hour grows tired


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. He guest-edited the 2019 and 2020 Western Voices editions of Setu Mag. Selections of his poetry have been translated into Afrikaans, Albanian, Bengali, Dutch, French, Italian, Kurdish, Persian, Serbian, and Spanish. His sixth book, Of Sand and Sugar, was released in 2019. His podcast, Songs of Selah, airs weekly on 17Numa Radio and features interviews with contemporary poets, artists, musicians, and health advocates.

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