Counting Cards

under vegas lights
beside the fountains
of the Belliago
street corner
hand out call girl
photo cards
slap them
in their hand
like dealing from
the bottom

ten will get
you twenty

is just
a leftover

9 Responses to Counting Cards

  1. johemmant says:

    is it just me or is wordpress broken, every time I try adn comment I am told about unresponsive scripts? But blogger and typepad are working fine…..oh well, I really like this, it is strong.

  2. Scot says:

    never had this problem

  3. JO says:

    What a picture this presents!

  4. Scot says:

    Thanks JO for stopping by–appreciate it

  5. Paul says:

    All these poems based on American Sentences share a certain flatness of tone, a distance from the subject, perhaps as a result of the technical issue or maybe its stylistic, they are scenes round an idea, like cleverly staged photographs, not necessarily lacking passion but certainly giving the impression of a kind of distance. An interesting experiment,

  6. Scot says:


    so is that good or bad? I would say snapshots–staged? Is real life staged or does it happen?

  7. Bob says:

    Dude, I’m seeing a glad-hander with a Three Card Monty going on right next door… good stuff!

  8. Scot says:

    might have been–I was too busy collecting cards

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