The Currents Will Shift by Scott Thomas Outlar

The Currents Will Shift


Under a brilliant sun every day

yet still half blind


The soul remains eager

but the flesh is far weaker

than any point

that proverbs or psalms

could try to get across


Even what’s written in stone

will soon enough crumble to dust


I’ve never heard a truth in my life

that wasn’t born from the ashes of a lie


Oh, joy! Oh, woes!

Oh, please

just hold

so so


at the helm

of your ship





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. Scott was a recipient of the 2017 Setu Magazine Award for Excellence in the field of literature. His words have been translated into French, Italian, Dutch, Persian, Serbian, Albanian, and Afrikaans. His show Songs of Selah airs weekly on Diversity of the Minds Radio Network.  


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