Dark in the belly of hunger

A way out
of the whale

waiting in slumber

Watery wombs and tombs
between us

Winter masks/summer shades
quiet desperation

Holding our breath
as lungs fill/collapse

The final fall
hits (hurts) hardest

Black in the night of no moon

A new taste
of the silence

promises of smoke

Eyes with specks and beams
that blind us

Autumn tears/springtime gasps
ring hollow

Biting our tongues
as blood flows/fails

The ancient smile
slips (snaps) loudest

Scott Thomas Outlar is a lover of truth and enjoys researching philosophy, psychology, politics, spirituality, and any other facet of consciousness in the pursuit of reaching a higher state of vibration. He also enjoys writing rants, poems, essays, short stories, and prose-fusion screeds covering such subjects. Scott Thomas can be reached at 17numa@gmail.com. You can also watch and/or subscribe to his YouTube Channel Read other articles by Scott Thomas, or visit Scott Thomas's website.