I know it’s somewhere I shouldn’t be
pawning away my heart
on a secret sidelined spending spree.
But I’m over waiting for that break in traffic
to re-order my life in a closed-up drive-thru.
Sure, I’ve let chances spill
like sand between my fingers,
and that’s why I’m taking my turn
at tomorrow’s lucky chance wheel – today.
So let the dealer shuffle the deck,
as the piano player tickles the keys
& the Reaper smiles from his seat next to me.
But take no notice of his shadow stretching
as more coins drop
in hopes of a cash crop
from a credit stacked deck
mixed in with a new plastic card deal
& so preys the numbers that spin this lost luck’s wheel.