Friday, February 9, 2018

The Outlaw and the Innocent--By Scott Thomas Outlar--United States

The Outlaw and the Innocent

She stole my heart with one bat of her eyes
one beat from her chest
one breath from her lungs
one song from her lips

Leather jacket outlaw
foxy lady sweet style
smoking with the lights low
burning with the radio
standing on the pedestal
goddess rising with the sound

She changed my world with two taps of her shoes
two steps of her groove
two smiles on her face
two gifts of her grace

Whispering my innocence
dancing in the rain drops
warm beneath the blankets
cuddling with cocoon dreams
blessing as the records spin
holding fast to a future fate

Scott Thomas Outlar hosts the site where links to his published poetry, fiction, essays, interviews, reviews, live events, and books can be found. Scott was a recent recipient of the 2017 Setu Magazine Award for Excellence in the field of literature.


  1. Hi Scott, sometimes we meet a person who changes our world, who put one's 'innocent' world upside down. I really enjoyed reading your poem. Thank you for your contribution.

    All my best,
    Inge (Daginne)