Thank you to Bree at Least Bittern Books for publishing this poem recently…
Thus Spoke the Grave Digger
That which does not kill you
only makes you stronger.
This may well be true
for those who have strong wills.
But what he forgot to take into account
are all the people who face an avalanche
and then spend the rest of their days buried alive.
Scott Thomas Outlar lives in Lilburn, Georgia…it’s in the suburbs about an hour outside of Atlanta. This poem was published previously at Poetry Community .