The Gambler

The Gambler

the true gambler
with thousands
in his pocket
rejects
a sure bet
at 90 to 1 odds

he rejects
the lock
while knowing 
with certainty
the fix is in
for a team
a horse
a fighter
a driver

he rejects
the sure bet
and the stability
and piece of mind
from his thousands
turning to millions
because
for the gambler
the real thrill
and meaning
in his addiction
is losing
almost everything
and the struggle
of his wit
and his luck
against an indifferent world
in regaining
just enough
to get back on his feet
to grown another roll
in order
to blow it all
again

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