Sunday, November 1, 2009

Emulating Stu the Kid, 11-1-09

November 1, 2009
Emulating Stu The Kid

you keep doing this to yourself
staking your future on impossible odds
again and again i try to tell you that
the house always wins
as you draw another card
as your baited breath belies
the tension
the game brings with it
no, not a game
for for you, it is so much more
like air, you feed off it
you stake your future on it
insisting one day
you'll win that big pot
have that one good night
sorry, you are no Stu Ungar
and even that legend
was destroyed by his genius
banned from playing blackjack and rummy
od'ing just days after his big comeback
and you, you are no Stu the Kid
do it, yes, for fun
but please, i beg of you
stake nothing
when you stake your chips

copyright 2009 Katherine Andrews