Across the Pond




Across the Pond

 

 

London lights

flash neon blue

emblazoned with the phoenix

in Piccadilly Circus

where energy is manic

and creativity burns

straight through the heart

of a city without fog…

if only for one night

 

Every language

becomes crystal clear

in a melting pot

where mussels are served

with fish and chips

and wine

and wine

and wine

that flows

along the River Thames

with accents from regions

both near and far…

if only for one night

 

Voices from the crowd

surface upon the stage

of The Poetry Café

where society converges

around the comforting caress

of art that slips

carefully off

the tips of tongues

teasing the promise

of renaissance

in a culture renewed…

if only for one night


Scott Thomas Outlar


 

Scott Thomas Outlar hosts the site 17Numa.wordpress.com where links to his published poetry, fiction, essays, interviews, reviews, live events, and books can be found. His work has been nominated for the Pushcart Prize and Best of the Net. Scott was a recipient of the 2017 Setu Magazine Award for Excellence in the field of literature. His work has been translated into Albanian, Afrikaans, Persian, and Italian.

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