Coming Awake and Doubling Down

I followed the choices
of my inverted, masochistic
ideas of folly
out to and past the edges
of both boohoo
and unimaginable jubilation

for a couple of decades

before I finally learned
to simply shut up
and crank out the jams
in silence

while deciphering the game

What they sold us
was a tall tale
and now we’re
neck deep
in the consequential

but I’ve always
loved the waves
no matter
how hard
they slap

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.