Featured Writer: Scott Thomas Outlar

Continuous Light


My days do not begin with the sun,

and they do not end with the stars.

My days do not have an alpha,

and they do not have an omega.

My days do not rely on the hours of a clock

or the rotation of the earth.

My days do not require food or water

or oxygen or sleep or prayer or faith.

My days are not spent questioning

the meaning of existence through philosophy.

My days are not days at all

because my life is now but one day,

one moment, one thought, one meditation,

one experience constantly unfolding

as a single, pure, righteous source of light.

My day belongs to you

because my day was born from you.

My day is here, my day is now,

My day is truth, my day is you.

© Scott Thomas Outlar

back-porch-serenity About the Author

Scott Thomas Outlar hosts the site 17Numa.wordpress.com  where links to his published poetry, fiction, essays, and interviews can be found. His latest books include: Songs of a Dissident (Transcendent Zero Press, 2015), Happy Hour Hallelujah (CTU Publishing, 2016), and Chaos Songs (Weasel Press, 2016). Scott recently received three Pushcart Prize nominations for his work in 2016. He is a member of The Southern Collective Experience, and serves as an editor for Walking Is Still Honest Press, The Blue Mountain Review, Novelmasters, and The Peregrine Muse.

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  1. Reblogged this on 17numa and commented:
    My poem “Continuous Light” was featured at CTU Publishing recently. Thank you to Raja Williams for allowing me to contribute…



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