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By Scott Thomas Outlar

Harken the dream

that captures tired spirits

A net flung into the ocean

clings to the teeth of salmon

Served on a holiday plate

or swimming against the tide

Subconscious dams will burst

when breath is held in doubt

But don’t despair the pain

it comes in waves to crash

Blasting the barriers of fear

to forge a passage clear


About the Author

Scott Thomas Outlar is originally from Atlanta, Georgia. He now lives and writes in Frederick, Maryland. 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 2019-2023 Western Voices editions of Setu Mag.


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