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

steady

at the helm

of your ship

for

one

more

breath


Bio:
Scott Thomas Outlar hosts the site 17Numa.com 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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