Obsessive behavior
fundamentally focused
on surging toward
the electric core

A primal point
absent pressure
where levitation swirls
as glands ignite

The shift is felt
when consciousness shutters
vital thought bred of Ormus
designed outside the lines

Compulsive life force
merged with creation
constantly fluxing
a radiance of light

One more slow breath
mixed with soft sighs
taste the deep plunge
swallowed by divine


Scott Thomas Outlar lives and writes in the suburbs outside of Atlanta. He is the author of seven books, and his work has been nominated multiple times for both the Pushcart Prize and Best of the Net. He guest-edited the Hope Anthology of Poetry from CultureCult Press as well as the 2019, 2020, 2021, and 2022 Western Voices editions of Setu Mag. He has been a weekly contributor at Dissident Voice for the past eight years. Selections of his poetry have been translated into Afrikaans, Albanian, Azerbaijani, Bengali, Cherokee, Dutch, French, Hindi, Italian, Kurdish, Malayalam, Persian, Serbian, and Spanish. More about Outlar’s work can be found at