Elusive

We’re all looking
for something better
than what we are;
something deeper
than what we’ve felt;
something stronger
than what we’ve sensed;
something more honest
than what we’ve
been telling ourselves;
something more steady;
something more calm;
something more real
than what we’ve experienced;
something that never
winds up hurting us
in the end;
something sweet
that isn’t addictive;
something alive
that doesn’t die on us;
something powerful
that never loses its grace;
something that never runs dry;
something that never talks back;
something that comforts us
when we are hurt;
something that understands
the existential pain;
something that does not lack
in the moments
when we need it most;
something that is brave
when we are full of fear;
something that fits the bill;
something that naturally
smiles for the camera
without having to fake the cheese;
something rich without pretension;
something high without a kite.


This poem originally appeared at Dissident Voice in December of 2014. I’ve been writing a weekly poem there for around ten months now. You can check out my archive at this link.

Also, feel free to check out the Poems page here on my blog to find links to nearly 400 pieces I’ve published in the past year.

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Selah,

Scott Thomas Outlar

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