Rat Race


We have to pay the mortgage soon
One third of that is tax
We have to pay the day care, too
We never can relax

My wife and I each work a job
And contemplate a third
To pay the bills and student loans
Six-figure poor’s absurd

We have to pay for insurance
For house and cars and health
We’re in a higher tax bracket
Because of all our “wealth”



Troy Camplin
Thyme and Time Again

I am the author of “Diaphysics” and the novel “Hear the Screams of the Butterfly.” I am a consultant, poet, playwright, novelist, and interdisciplinary scholar.