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A gambler's tale

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After the shift

it's down the dell,

I'm rolling dice

with icy hand,

my best butties

warming my soul

with their banter.

It's a good craic

until Mary

spies me, claws me

into bracken.

And so I find

upon my head

a crown of thorns.

I have Christ's luck.

Again I've won

an empty house;

a plate of cold,

old spaghetti;

a TV loud

with quiet murder.

I whisper, plead,

I canker her

with confetti

promises, and still

our sex so much

hard butter spread

over burnt toast.

Unwrapping her

beneath the sheets,

my hands yearn for

the warmth of dice,

the craic, banter,

my familiar hell.

 

 

 

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After the shift, it's down the dell.

I'm rolling dice with icy hand,

my best butties warming my soul

with old banter. It's a good craic

until Mary spies me, claws me

 

into bracken. And so I find,

upon my head, a crown of thorns.

I have Christ's luck. Again I've won

an empty house; a plate of cold,

tired spaghetti; a TV loud

with quiet murder. I whisper,

 

plead, I canker her with confetti

promises, and still our sex is so much

like hard butter spreading over

some burnt toast. Unwrapping her

beneath these sheets, my hands yearn

for the warmth of dice,

the craic, the banter, my familiar hell.

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Tinker

Hi Badge, This piece kind of rolls on and on like dice tumbling. It sounds like one of the ancient Welsh Meters cywydd deuair fyrion and the language (butties, craic, dell, bracken) gives it an ethnic feel.

 

This is a vivid image:

---and still

our sex so much

hard butter spread

over burnt toast.

 

Interesting piece from so many perspectives.

 

~~Tink


~~ © ~~ Poems by Judi Van Gorder ~~

For permission to use this work you can write to Tinker1111@icloud.com

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badger11
This piece kind of rolls on and on like dice tumbling.

 

Thank you Tink, that was part of the intention, but after some questioning of the skinny format...I have an alternative.

 

cheers

 

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