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Bettin’ Man

Written for: Sunday Muse #176 Ain’t gonna be no bettin’ man no more. Came to Vegas with some big-ass dreams Winnin’s not easy as they make it seem. Lost my yellow Mustang; man I loved that car chattin’ up some … Continue reading

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“away and away”

Written for:  The Twiglets #163 – “away and away” If there’s a will, there’s a way to get away. away on an island, water sea-foam green only sounds are native birds. Ah, but ’tis only a dream. away in the … Continue reading

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Unlucky Johnny (*chastushka)

Written for:  Poetic Asides November 2017 Chapbook Challenge – Day 11 Write an unlucky poem. Johnny gambled, was not lucky playing cards or rolling dice. Travelled to Vegas from Kentucky, lost his money, and gained head lice. *Chastushka is a … Continue reading

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Poker At The Longhorn

Written for:  Poetics Aside #385 – Write an Ekphrastic poem All patrons are facing table, wondering if Handsome Jim will be able to keep his winning streak. Other players’ faces are bleak. Blonde Betty is betting on Jim, Juan peers … Continue reading

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The Mysterious Blonde

Written for:  The Sunday Whirl, Wordle #277 Words:  sport, hit, high, win, yellow, momentum, answer, board, three, foul, spin, instincts Sporting a yellow rose in her hair, the platinum blonde won big at Blackjack, hit high on wheel spins. They said her … Continue reading

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The Race

Written for:  The Sunday Whirl, Wordle #237 Words:  chop, piece, law, hike, drone, ramp, bucks, bay, cross, believe, match, see Chop Suey– ten bucks to one odds. That bay can run! Unbelievable. What a match for his jockey. Next time I’ll … Continue reading

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The Strip

Written for:  Phoenix Rising, Destination:  Las Vegas Strip The Las Vegas Strip is a stretch of Las Vegas Boulevard South in Clark County, Nevada, internationally known for its concentration of resort hotels and casinos along its route. The Strip is not a strip club, where you … Continue reading

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