Scrambled Equation 


Maybe she

was just better

at advanced forms

of mathematics

and quantum mechanics

than I was,

but I could have sworn

with all my heart

that forever

meant something else




Transcendent Language 


Love between poets

is a power that pours

from beating hearts

to create rhythms

of divine happiness

that border near the edge of madness

because of the force

by which the intensity

constantly increases


Love between poets

manifests miracles

through lines of letters

and melodies of verses

that shape the construction

of paradise on earth


Love between poets

is born

in the lungs of birds

that sing every morning

to wake the world

from a sleeping spell

with the good news

about amore’s evolution


Love between poets

defies definitions

found in dictionaries

because the language

of emotions

can never be fully captured

on the page


Love between poets

creates waves in the ocean

that carry lost ships

safely to shore

so that the message

of God’s grace

can be spread

across all lands


Love between poets

burns with the heat

of volcanic passion

and shines

with the light

of ten thousand suns

rupturing in tandem


Love between poets

offers a blueprint

to end all war

and harmonize humanity

with perfect peace



Love between poets

is the source of salvation

that heals

the hearts and minds

of a species

ready to return

to the primordial garden

of Genesis



Morning Anthem


Your love is like the sweet glaze

of golden honey

fresh out of the hive,

dripping from comb to tongue

in waves of electric sugar

that shock my soul

into a fit of fiery passion,

pulsing through the blood in my veins

with the intensity of a hurricane

that sends each cell of the system

scurrying towards the ecstasy of a natural high,

buzzing in the front of my mind

with a thousand eruptions

of bursting bombs

that fill the neurons with an anthem of joy.


Your love is like the morning song

of a happy swallow

seeking its mate in the spring season,

chirping out a symphony

of harmonious notes

that synchronize together

to form a natural melody of amore;

a palpable vibration

of magnetic inclinations

floods the atmosphere

with the urge to fill

a nest full of eggs.




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. Outlar 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, Italian, French, Persian, and Serbian. He has been a weekly contributor for the cultural newsletter Dissident Voice since 2014. His most recent book, Abstract Visions of Light, was released in 2018 through Alien Buddha Press.