Good Clean Living by Scott Thomas Outlar


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,

increase circulation,

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.


© Scott Thomas Outlar

Happy Hour Hallelujah front cover draft

Excerpt from the book “Happy Hour Hallelujah”

$13.95 Plus Shipping ~ Available at CTU Publishing Group and

Seated (Visions of Verse) About the Author

Scott Thomas Outlar resides in the suburbs outside of Atlanta, Georgia where he spends the hours flowing and fluxing with the ever-changing currents of the Tao River while laughing at and/or weeping over life’s existential nature. He hosts the site where links to his published poetry, fiction, essays, and interviews can be found. His poem “Poetic Points” was nominated for Best of the Net by The Mind[less] Muse in 2015. Since beginning to submit his work in 2014, he has had more than 800 poems appear in over 200 print and/or online venues, both in the United States and internationally. He has been a weekly contributor to the Sunday Poetry Page of the social justice newsletter Dissident Voice for the past two years. Scott’s most recent chapbook “Songs of a Dissident” was released through Transcendent Zero Press.

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  1. Reblogged this on 17numa and commented:
    Thank you to Raja Williams at CTU Publishing for featuring this excerpt from my book, Happy Hour Hallelujah…


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