Rubber Bounty

Feeling the reprehensible terror

because it just struck you

that you got left behind.

It was everyone else who already knew

what life meant because they

didn’t think too hard about it;

believing in their common sense

instead of what their heads said.

Isn’t that how it goes

when those who surrounded you

already knew

something was up?

that, when it came right down to it,

you knew they didn’t speak for

those who couldn’t.

but, you and I keep doing that, don’t we?

they’d just look at them with

their blank stare of impunity

and the buck passed back to us

just as goddamned righteous as it always did.

And, remember that homogenous ‘delta t?’

well, that was surely one of the problems, here

that you agreed with me on.

we wrapped our hands around

that rubber bounty

that never stops its religious consistency.

you also knew that

the speed of light and those biological

constraints that bind men and women to each other

were devised by one unified programmer

who most of us who hang on to the idea

we all are actually sane, call him

by another name

(and, by the way, it’s not ‘brother,’ either)

as we had specified, he, himself must have devised lesser deeds

of evil men and rust borne machinery,

which came from nothing

we had speculated,

as we all aspire to do…

(nothing sure ain’t cracked up to what it ought

to be, isn’t it?)

that’s why there’s something there,

yet can’t feel it,

the way you cannot see

when you are looking.

It never was

nor ever will be

 caught between


but prideful


who dare sit

in their chairs



time pass on


the young rope swings.


About Steven Humphreys

I live in 'sunny' California with my lovely wife, three wonderful cats and very handsome dog! I write about different subjects I have a 'heartfelt and deep-seated' interest in. For example: health, poetry and spirituality. Enjoy your stay reading my articles. I hope you find them informative and entertaining. Lastly, I have written a poetry book and novel for sale on Amazon, Barnes and Noble and Google Play, with free excerpts you can read on my website. Find out more 'about me' within this site. Thanks for stopping by! Have fun.
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