Up and Down by Scott Thomas Outlar 

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” will be released in January of 2016 through Transcendent Zero Press, and his words have appeared recently in venues such as Words Surfacing, Fauna Quarterly, Profiles in Poetry, and Dissident Voice. 


Scott Thomas Outlar

 Up and Down 
Silver lace
silk stockings

hang from a

blood red moon, 

dripping honey sweet nectar

through a melted liquid sky

with Zelaznian colors

splashing neon

upon the blank


canvass of space

Far out, man… 

sounds real trippy –

Don’t mind me 

but now I’m itching

to smoke the sound

of entropy’s song

and steel raw nerves

as the music speaks

with waves of adrenaline

through crashing veins

The haunting wails

from the hunting grounds

moan in broken violence

weeping against the changing

tide of light

Chasing the dragon

down rabbit holes

to hit the high note

with a fever pitch

pulling no punches

while flipping the switch

as electric neuron symphony

ignites to explode

with a velvet atomic rose

The orchestra is a butterfly magnet 

bleeding through the veil

between vibrations

Chasing the frequency 

Chasing the antidote

Chasing the remedy

Chasing the wicked truth

as a dagger

to the side

of the soul 

letting out a final sigh

as the heavens collapse

Be not afraid

for the angels 

cast out

with clipped wings

of fractured fear 

for they have

nine lives 

and always seem

to land

so softly

in the


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