“The Love Affair”
This man has had his way, deluded me.
My late Casino visit, once espied
Jack’s cold, one eye with little sympathy
as when I draw a two and three, then sigh.
His siren song lures all with tens of tens.
Naïve`te! A roller-coaster ride
addicted to his many shills and sins.
He’ll bust my spirit when low blows abide.
Love is a mountain high or pit! Like life,
may be a deck destructive to your pride.
May bring the brightest to his knees in strife
as all are Counters in the dealer’s sight.
Oh, dark the day I fell in love with Jack.
He’s taken me aback; my heart_ransacked!