Scott Thomas Outlar
I am a lifelong resident of Georgia, currently living in the suburbs about an hour outside of Atlanta. In what now seems to be a former life I once played baseball and harbored dreams of pitching in the World Series for the Chicago Cubs. Now I spend just about every waking hour writing poetry and trying to connect with other writers in the indie lit scene. I've been contributing a weekly poem to the social justice newsletter Dissident Voice for a little over a year now, and also contribute regularly in venues such as Dead Snakes, The Poet Community, and Yellow Chair Review. Anyone who would like to connect with me can do so at the daily blog I keep: 17Numa.wordpress.com.
Good Clean Living
A tablespoon or two of apple cider vinegar
to break the fast each morning,
followed by freshly squeezed lemon juice
in a glass of water enhanced with trace minerals
to help flush out the toxins
from the day before.
Twenty minutes of deep mindful breathing
while stretching under the clear blue sky
with bare feet in the grass
helps to oxygenate the blood,
and balance out the electromagnetic charge
that pulses through the earth, atmosphere,
and human organism.
Then a mile long walk up to the local park
to sit in the woods and write poetry
such as this, as well as to relax
and prepare the mind for a full day ahead.
A nice long jog under the sweltering Summer sun
sweats out more toxins and breaks down muscles
so that they can be built back up stronger —
order out of chaos and all that jazz.
But wait, I nearly forgot to mention
the wonderful power of the superfood powder
that goes down the gullet before exercise begins –
full of plant-based, raw, living, electrically-charged,
high vibration vitamins, minerals, antioxidants,
enzymes, prebiotics, and probiotics,
as well as all sorts of other nutritious goodies.
Then it’s back home to drink cold-pressed juice
while networking online, typing, editing, researching,
sending out submissions, reading the work of other poets,
and generally doing everything I can possibly think of
to continue moving along the path toward eventual success.
©2015 Scott Thomas Outlar