In It, of It, and Can’t Skip Around It

A friendly butterfly
fluttered by
in the summer breeze,
landed on a leaf
beside me on the path,
and proceeded
to slowly spread wide each wing
like a peacock strutting during a private show
to reveal its black and sharp blue beauty.

I did what any reasonable man
wandering through the woods would:
stood and stared in awe
before whispering a prayer of appreciation
for the magical nature of this blessed existence.

Later on, some beast of the bank
stuck a finger in my eye
while sucking several notes
straight from my soul

It all balances out in this world.

A pound of flesh for the frenzied feast
and a wink to the stars come the save.’

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.