Bet Too Early In The 9th And Was Sent Sadly Down The Escalator And Into The Parking Lot

I bet the wrong horse

my girl has thick ankles
my beard turns white

tonight I walked across this
room and ripped a toenail off
my little toe.   a thick mahogany
chairleg did it.

I laughed with the temple-burners
and   the polishers of
lugers.

I bet the wrong horse

the hawk got flushed down the
toilet

the pimp scratched his fleas

the cook dropped in celery and
carrots and potatoes and
a bone for the
cons

I bet the wrong horse

I’d rather be an inner spring
mattress in Jamaica
than to be sitting here tonight
typing fawns into hard
biscuits.