10 Jan 2011

win it ba ck again

"win it ba  ck again" the sign said
with a gap between the 'ba' and the 'ck' stick-on letters
like some gang of pro-bono hobos
gung-ho for the lottery industry
had vandalized a gas station for the purpose
of pimping gambling, just that
no particular casino or scratch and win
"win it ba  ck again"
sounded so desperate as a proselytization
some amateur solicitation for dreaming through gaming

win what back?
the soul you lost in the '80s?
the crack you vaporized?
"you're a winner just for playing"
the sign said to me, "and not hating the game"
really, you, win hope, right here on freshwater road
just for hearing the message, yo
double or nothing
whatever you lost (and we're sure it's a lot)
you can win back in equal measure
you can be a fat cat like wall street wants
that's what wall street wants, in fact
that's all wall street wants is fat cats
some conditions may apply

1 comment:

chels said...

"really, you, you win hope, double-plus good
right here on freshwater road, just for hearing the message, yo
double or nothing
whatever you lost, and we're sure it's a lot
you can win it back in equal measure"

i love this.