#2,637 Rising

Mike Bell/ March 13, 2023/ www.mikebellpoems.com

Five & nine – that Brighton
– a bingo caller’s code
for auld dears to gamble a
few hours away in Arcadia-

Penny slots re-set
by inflation up to two-bob –
currency of my parents [&
that Silent Generation – a
two war crop]

Losses sit
alongside empire & right-
– ired
by days & nights of shifts-

Our kids’ll do well
after those bingo cohorts
are gone – House used up
[no voting right-wings in]

& then that readjustment
on oil-marked Tarot cards
[as Arcadia is submerged
by a pension fund] – Long
bets misplaced [& wrong]

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