Life is frightening or boring. Seldom in between.
We grow up educated into fortune telling.
Preparation, expectation, share the quiet part
both are predicated on prediction.
Gambling, just, the pessimistic edition.
Track all the ways shit goes sideways
and put money down. Preempted. Ensured.
Guaranteed duck nine times out of ten
just not the one time God calls Goose.
Ten bucks says today. That’s all it takes.
Today is the price tag on tomorrow.