Pink gum under your shoe

You really never noticed

The way it stuck to you

You walked for miles without

Realizing it was there

Right below you

Always within reach

But never imagining

(Such a thing as)

Pink gum stretching

To keep up with your pace

Yet sticking in one place

Never giving up, letting go

You go through your day alone

Only then to return home

The gum waits for you to notice

It's presence.