A shoelace unraveled, loosening threads
bark, bleed, trip, and fall
it’s how the story raptures in a tizzy

A web
too tightly


pulsing layers
of silken expansion
traverse the void
to tempt the hand
of fate

Consider the fact:
everything you’ve ever done
was just good enough
in the moment
to slide by
with a shrug
and aw-shucks
while not causing
a fuss

but once the scales
have finished weighing
all the sand
and the sugar
and the salt
from your deeds

more will be demanded
of your actions
than simply placating karma

for life transcends the game
of patty-cake
and rings of roses

and some lovers wax poetic from their hearts
and some philosophers pontificate ad nauseam
and some priests prattle on about the soul
but some ideas are born from burning bowels
and these leave a trail of ash along their path

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.