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.
© Scott Thomas Outlar
Excerpt from the book “Happy Hour Hallelujah”
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 17Numa.wordpress.com 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.
Visit Scott’s Author Page At: www.ctupublishinggroup.com/scott-thomas-outlar-.html