How They Met God

“You ever hear the one about Cassius Clay and the laight-switch?” No. “Alright, Alright, well according to legend.” What kinda legends you talkin’ these days? “Hear me out now, ya see, Legend has it that Cassius Clay was so fast he’d been in a hotel room, right” Oh shoot, alright. “Listen now, he’d be in this hotel room, and before he’d go to bed, he’d get up to turn off the laight-switch, but he’d be back in bed sleeping before the room got dark!”

Nick slammed his fist down
Walter poured them both more gin
Laughter filled the scene.

Ahh man! You sure is one dumb son of a you know what waltz, but you show are funny! “You ever hear the one about the unsinkable ship and the iceberg?” Not now waltz I can’t take you joking anymore. “Shoot Nick, you wanna know something?” Lemme hear it. “In spite of ourselves, I think were gonna make it outta here, and when we do, were gonna be sitting on rainbows.”

Off in the distance
Danger hid amongst the brush-
Men of the jungle

Rainbows! You really think so? “I knows so, you know Nick, Gods got a little somthin’ planned for each of us” Yeah? What chu think he got planned for us now? “For you Nicky, I ani’t too sure.” Shoot Waltz, I’m pretty sure God’s got you cut on out to be some sorta comdiean or somethin’ “Maybe so, whatever it is he’s up their thinkin’, I knows it’s gonna be best.” I wanna go home Waltz. “Soon enough Nick, Soon enough.

When out of thin air
Gunfire like sideways rain
Shattered gin glasses

Together they sat
Upon rainbows with their God
Lit up smokes, cracked jokes

“Ya see Nick, I told ya it was gonna be best.” Yous was raight Waltz, this even better then home.

 

PD

stumpedwise.

mind your caput

Reach up with a hand,
And push off with a foot.
If you fall down,
mind your caput.

“Climbing is quite easy!”
I heard him exclaim,
“These cracks and fissures
all know my name.”

The voice came from a climber
As grand as these steps.
Capaneus the warrior,
how could I forget?

Astonished I watched,
slipping in the gravel and sand,
Capeneus upward bound,
Posting his climb on Instagram.

While I was distracted,
and looking around,
I slipped carelessly
And fell down to the ground.

Dizzying jealousy
Is a merry-go-round.
If you stay on long enough,
you’re sure to fall down.

Falling is putting
yourself in a place
you may not have been to
And you may not escape.

Reach up with a hand,
and push off with a foot
If you fall down,
Mind your caput.

MAH.
stumpedwise.

3/14/19

How can you possibly hold me accountable for anything when the environment establishes a context that will ultimately predestine my actions before I can even make them. Don’t blame me! Blame context! I was born at the bottom of a wishing well but that story is for another day. Anyway, it is context! that is the real villain, not me, oh no. I heard something once that goes like man is free but everywhere he goes hes in chains. I think Jean-Jacques Rousseau said that. Uhhhh you! yeah you, can you fact check that for me? OK greeeat. Take it easy for a minute everyone my guy is fact checking this for me it’ll just take a minute. Oh! whats that? Oh! say that again. Rousseau DID said that? ok cool, ummm did I look smart? I did! OK good ANNNND were back everybody! Yeeeaah, you see this is my first TED talk and you know, i’m up on stage, theres tons of people here and you know, that makes me a pretty big deal. Therefore! i’m creditable! and therefore! you have to listen to me and allow me to shape the way you think/////. Imma let you in on something RIGHT NOW! You see, I don’t have to know what i’m talking about. All I have to do is give the illusion that I know what i’m talking about. Two very very different things but, anyway, isn’t this fun! I’m having a great time. Some people may view this as some crazy type of rant but I assure you this is far more complex than that. This is called “stream of consciousness” see how I used that big word there? Watch this, here is another big word, here it goes. “socialized health insurance” or as Ronald Reagan might call it communist care. It’s a red scare in 2019. Blame it on them so you can feel better about the mistakes you’ve made. I was alone during the day when these thoughts came to me but now i’m going to change my life. I’m going to the beach to order seven Spongebob Square-Pants Popsicle sticks and i’m going to give one to every homeless person I see on my way home. When I get home i’ll have three left, maybe i’ll give one to my dad but, I need at least two for myself. You can also blame that on context.

PD

stumpedwise