Sunday, October 28, 2018

The Good Life By Scott Thomas Outlar

There are worms

in the air

that will burrow

into your scalp

if given the chance.

They attach

to mosquitoes

and wait for the leech

to suck on your skin,

and then they hop off

their winged ride

to front an assault

against your defenses.

They dig a hole

and slide inside,

finding a perfect spot

to take up the lifestyle

of a parasite –

not quite rich and famous,

but not bad digs to say the least.

They feast on your cells

and your tissue and your

fat and your blood and

your brain and your nerves

and your sanity and your

bones and your marrow and

your guts

until they’ve sucked you dry.

They had it all,

but cooked the golden goose.

A free ride

that they crash into a ditch of death.

It must have been good, though,

while it lasted.

About Scott Thomas Outlar:

Scott Thomas Outlar hosts the site where links to his published poetry, fiction, essays, interviews, reviews, live events, and books can be found. His recent work has appeared in venues such as: The Rye Whiskey Review, Ethos Literary Journal, Setu Mag, The Pangolin Review, and Dissident Voice. 

Scott Thomas Outlar

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