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flesh feels like bone blue chills and white cloth fabric of winter shaven clean until old scars show on the surface and bleed anew along with cuts made fresh smooth blades of aloe soothe the lines marked by time focus sharpened across each hour spent in hibernation
eyes of the chin and cheeks naked and open seek the sun sweet kisses of shadow weep gently from the sting of lashing winds as the veil between suffering and joy is lifted blind skin married to visions birthed by the source at an altar of light sacrificial spirits sing ancient hymns with the ghosts of life at the sight of a grave thank God we never dug too deep
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. You can view more of his work at 17Numa.com
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