Body Politic

Be thankful for small pains
because we all suffer worse eventually

I’ll dance until my body caves in
the same way I laughed as my mind went

One limb downed
but the rest is electric

Hand’s been dealt
steady straight toward the hum

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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 You can also watch and/or subscribe to his YouTube Channel Read other articles by Scott Thomas, or visit Scott Thomas's website.