Scott Thomas Outlar – Intentional Motions

Outlar LE P&W 4 Nov-Dec 2023

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14th Anniversary Edition, Live Encounters Poetry & Writing Volume Four Nov-Dec 2023.

Intentional Motions, poems by Scott Thomas Outlar.

Intentional Motions

A photographer
eying loti in utero
through a divinely
focused lens

An artist
appreciating her perfect
nature at work

Clicking on all cylinders
ebbing in the tide

A connoisseur
witnessing Magdalena
in another era

A soldier
badgered by peace
beleaguered by the wages of war

Glass sheen waterfalls
reflecting crystalline consciousness
honed to the finest degree

a thousand cliches
can be laced in the coding
of mundane lines
and same old stories

but magic is gorged
to the gills with primordial guts
designed for weaving
a world of infinite imagination

4th & Chapel

Open house
prayer rooms
near St. John’s cemetery

each one offers
a little taste
of God’s flesh
from different angles
of perception
on the globe

High and flighty with the angels
or six feet under carbon layers

everywhere you turn
in life
someone is doing something
or other

Out and about
constructing the world
or laying down
lazy bones

like the morning cat
sat up
and yawning
in the window

and add a lion
bronze or rusted
proud in stone
playing sentinel
or cherub
with fur aflame

A Monster of Light in Motion

disparately dichotic parts
to align the structured whole

fractals and fragments
shards and splinters
pieces and particles

Chaos scrambles
the pattern’s picture
with white noise
and scattered signals
until cohesion
of honed consciousness
the vibrational
sound scape
into more highly
ordered shapes
and forms

cymatic intentions
sacred geometrical premonitions

pulse rays and photons
stars and spirals
pinpoints and needles

© Scott Thomas Outlar

Scott Thomas Outlar is originally from Atlanta, Georgia. He now lives and writes in Frederick, Maryland. His work has been nominated multiple times for both the Pushcart Prize and Best of the Net. His essay “Daydreaming Dystopia” placed second in the 2023 Bellarmine Goes Gonzo Writing Contest. He guest-edited the Hope Anthology of Poetry from CultureCult Press as well as the 2019-2023 Western Voices editions of Setu Mag. Selections of his poetry have been translated and published in 15 languages. He has been a weekly contributor at Dissident Voice for the past nine years. More about Outlar’s work can be found at

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