Saturday, April 2, 2016

Scott Thomas Outlar- A Poem

Adorned as an Angel/Betrayed with a Bite
Careful with wishes…
make them with wisdom

else the genie let loose
from the bottle
might start sucking the juice
from your veins

like a snake in the grass…
waiting to attack

fangs laced with venom
of betrayal
serve as a knife
with a craving for your side

Stabbed by the woman
who said she’d adore you forever
(till death do us part)

Little whispers in your ear
come the evening
herald the harbinger
for her bloodlust once scorned

Adorned with the lips of an angel
but hidden underneath
are the teeth
of a vampire eager to feast

Careful where you lay your head to rest…
there are weapons in every word that she hisses

Scott Thomas Outlar spends the hours flowing and fluxing with the ever-changing currents of the Tao River while laughing at and/or weeping over life's existential nature. He hosts the site where links to his published poetry, fiction, essays, and interviews can be found. His most recent chapbook "Songs of a Dissident" was released in 2015 through Transcendent Zero Press and is available on Amazon

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