Bright lights big checks

abbie By abbie, 16th May 2013 | Follow this author | RSS Feed
Posted in Wikinut>Humour>Off Beat

You know you want it, we all do! Go ahead, pull the lever.

Bright Lights, Big Checks

Bright lights, loud music, things that spin, flip, flop then fall in either the perfect sequence or just short. We wait, watch the colorful animaton, let the green light yawn and reach out to suck in our hard earned currency.
By bus or car, across rivers, bridges, crowded broken streets, only one lane opened highways, heat or bitter cold; we come.
Lured as if fish by dangling worms in cool clear blue waters; lulled like restless children with the perfect story in plump inviting arms.
We're idiots really. Believing the hype, but why not, our justification every trip. Why not us? Beaming down on passerbys, greeting the hopeful, our smile airbrushed to damn right perfection, hands that may or may not be visible clutching the giant check. Why not indeed! We think again and again, pushing the button, pulling the arm, listening to the computerized tunes distracting us; pulling us into a momentary world of riches and fortune.
Every now and then what we leave with is enough to make us crave a next time, just a little closer to the illusive jackpot.


Casinos, Jackpots, Slot Machines

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Born and raised in the Midwest; poet, mother wife

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