Indigo, a poem by Scott Thomas Outlar at Spillwords.com

Indigo

Indigo

written by: Scott Thomas Outlar

@17Numa

 

I prayed that your song
would inspire a word

or two

shadow of the moon, humming glow

half yours, half mine

tithing each smile
to the sand in your teeth

trying to meet
each person
wherever they are
on their own path
while never forgetting
ours

recklessly we
crisscross and trample
the narrow lines between us

but sometimes we dance

Scott Thomas Outlar

Scott Thomas Outlar

Scott Thomas Outlar lives and writes in the suburbs outside of Atlanta, Georgia. His work has been nominated for 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, and 2021 Western Voices editions of Setu Mag. He has been a weekly contributor at Dissident Voice for the past seven years. Selections of his poetry have been translated into Afrikaans, Albanian, Azerbaijani, Bengali, Dutch, French, Italian, Kurdish, Malayalam, Persian, Serbian, and Spanish. He spent the past two years working on a collaborative book, Evermore, along with coauthor Mihaela Melnic (their poetry/fiction hybrid collection was released in September 2021 as the flagship title of 17Numa Press). His podcast, Songs of Selah, airs weekly on 17Numa Radio and features interviews with poets, artists, musicians, and health advocates. More about Outlar's work can be found at 17Numa.
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