Saturday, March 12, 2016

Creating Space--By Scott Thomas Outlar--United States

Creating Space

An opportunity for salvation
can be found in every moment
of mindfulness…clearing away the mental debris
to create spaciousness…a calm respite…
an empty void
into which each inhalation of breath
can enter…filling the lungs…
oxygenating the blood…exciting the neurons
into a white frenzy of light…pulsating
with electric energy from source to soul…
firing through previously dormant synapses
with a passionate frenzy
of creative inspiration…a tidal wave…
a fervor of high peak ascension…
wait…what happened to the quiet reprieve?...
slow down…start over…each moment
is an opportunity…

Previously published in The Thumb Print

Scott Thomas Outlar hosts the site where links to his published poetry, fiction, essays, and interviews can be found. His chapbook Songs of a Dissident was released in 2015 through Transcendent Zero Press and is available on  Amazon.


  1. The human condition...we want to be peaceful BUT there is always something.

  2. Nice reflection of meaning in technique! Thank you for a needed reminder.

  3. and sometimes the opposite of quiet is needed to escape from the interring silence - but, that being said, love the serenity about your poem.