Monday, October 12, 2015

Ten-Dollar Blackjack

Real life happens
at the ten-dollar blackjack tables
where elderly Asian men
school business travelers,
where warrior poets
rest for leisure,
turn aside the free drinks,
and learn the math
of risk and good living.

Wondering where the night has gone,
we count our chips and think of home.

The dealers change over,
the game remains.