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betting on horses (old one)

Posted to Poetry




there’s a small shop
about ten minutes walk
from here
where you can bet on
the horses and they’ll
show the races on the
wall like a movie theatre
and there are all men
in there
all older men, but once in
a while some young guy will
walk in
place his bet and take a seat
while waiting for the race
to begin
and sometimes
when I walk past the windows
I stop and stare at the people
inside
and I get a strange urge to walk
in and bet some money on a
horse
but I never seem to have the
time
or
the money
to do so