impasse poem by steven james humphreys

my own caramelized visitor

soaking into this world

having spent what he had

I say this to you

that you were not just an actor

you were much more sincere

that you married yourself to life

whether bridegroom or bride

makes no  difference

but you did come here

and imposed your arguments

against this world

and as you reached an agreement with it,

you knew you wouldn’t get off that easy

with an impasse you accepted as your prize

your free pass to an open doorway…

the painless feel good death

of countless old ways

you always knew

never worked.





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