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Hi guys, this is an attempt at poetry -- enjoy and comment please. Pony's and Monkeys are terms used for money in Casinos.

Submitted: August 18, 2017

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Submitted: August 18, 2017



A little plastic ball.


 slows   time

Sweat beads brow


Gyrating, grating — blur back in time

Heart thumping as dough rises,

Pony’s pile high atop the shoulders of monkeys


Unsettled yet hopeful

One in thirty six,

High stakes, small rakes




It drops, but doesn’t chose its cradle

Moves to the later.

Black, Red, Back again…


It settles… won’t break loose

Heart skips a beat

Hangman draws noose



Fear, family, Hope and dreams

Monkeys chase Pony’s – down they fall

Taken by a little plastic ball

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