30 May 2009

its a gamble

delicately place a shiny quarter in the slot machine
(the one with the wheels, the lights, the bells-- looks promising, no?)
say a little wish
please please please please please this is all i've got
place your hand on the lever and
wrap your fingers around it, tight pull it towards your body
and close your eyes

the machine gently shakes
the little lights are blinking
on and off and on

you open your eyes slowly, sit up straight. . .
tick tick tick and before you can let out a full breath
the spin comes to a close

one diamond,
two diamonds, three diamonds is it a winner? debatable

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