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Gamble Anonymously.

Dealt a bad hand

by a cheat

A hand that left her weak

and scratching under the table, for

lost riches and dreams.

A smoke packet – scrapped

scratched on the back

The Rules.

She was taken aback by the writing

beautiful scrawl made

exciting by a different hand.

A new hand.

She put the words in her pocket –

stained her heart, through the fabric

Made a map. Found it –

A Fresh Game.

She played this hand with hands of knowledge

Went to college

Won it.

Bought her own table

made of marble

and drank champagne.

The drink rests upon that table, marble

adorned by the coasters

of her first hand

The Jokers.

Who’s laughing now? A smile upon her face.


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6 responses »

  1. Crike that’s good. I’m only saying that cause I’m kind, of course. Are you sure you’re not an angry person?

  2. This was really good, loved the imagery of how you were (or someone was) and the new direction that came out of it. I also like the way you included the words “stained her heart…”
    How amazing!


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