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August 4, 2010 / Gio



glassy-eyed zombie 

feeding on the frenzy 

of casino noise 

moon struck by three sevens 

jackpots gnaw at my wallet 

addicted to its’ venom 

chasing myself 

around the orb of lucifer 

piddling my time 

swift, spine-chilling moments 

marry migraines 

intervals of pain 

and waterfront delusions.




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  1. actober / Dec 16 2010 12:47 am

    you had me @ zombie! Lol

  2. A.B. Thomas / Dec 15 2010 8:52 am

    Wow! An utterly splendid electric write.

  3. booguloo / Dec 13 2010 6:42 pm

    I bet you enjoyed writing that piece, I enjoyed reading it.

  4. Sharp Little Pencil / Dec 13 2010 2:35 pm

    Wow, this took me back to my days playing at a casino piano bar. Watching folks come out crying, then ordering drinks. Having to sing “I Did It My Way” in Spanish for the biggest losers of the night… perfect view of the addict and the addiction… and the crack den!

    A winner, Giovanni!

    Amy Barlow Liberatore

  5. Jingle / Dec 13 2010 11:47 am

    perfect gambling piece..
    well done,

    Happy Potluck!

  6. belladonna23 / Dec 13 2010 9:06 am

    hmm, interesting. casinos have the wrap of sleazy places, where good men bid away their souls to slaves of addiction. i really enjoyed this 🙂
    here’s my potluck piece (please visit) :

  7. Rene Foran / Dec 13 2010 7:13 am

    and that’s all from being inside of the Johnny Rockets 🙂

  8. Jessica / Dec 13 2010 6:23 am

    very enjoyable. love the phrase ‘piddling my time’ – so know what you mean!

  9. hedgewitch / Dec 12 2010 11:26 pm

    Casinos, the red man’s revenge. Hard hitting and bone-bare look at the ‘thrill’ that never lasts. Some great lines, too “…chasing myself /around the orb of lucifer…” I’m imagining some infernal, androided-out slot machine…good stuff.

  10. Mary Bach / Dec 12 2010 11:06 pm

    This is an excellent description! Casions always strike me as brittle, desperate places.

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