Aphelion Issue 223, Volume 21
November 2017
 
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Ignite the System

by Scott Thomas Outlar


Paradise
of dark chocolate plasma

Melting
into a pool of liquid chaos

Short circuit
the hard-wired system

Collapse
back into primordial soup

The sun is singing
with a Revelation fever

The harbinger awaits
heralding Apocalyptic fortune

Entropy
of neon pulsing absolution

Crashing
into a black hole horizon

Ignite
the future techno gadget

Resolve
these sins of apathy

The sirens are calling
from the far side of the sea

Jagged rocks await
those who dare to take the voyage


© 2015 Scott Thomas Outlar

Scott Thomas Outlar survived the chaos of both the fire and the flood… barely. Now he spends the hours flowing and fluxing with the ever changing currents of the Tao River while laughing at and/or weeping over life's existential nature. His words have appeared recently in venues such as Poems-for-All, Yellow Chair Review, Clockwise Cat, Dissident Voice, and Dead Snakes. Links to his published work can be found at 17numa.wordpress.com.

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