Lady Luck


 Lady Luck 

We love to flirt with her
we want her on our side
but lady luck will jinx you.

She makes sweet love to you
as the slot machine handle gives,
or the dice fall on 11.

As the winnings increase
she leaves you feeling intoxicated
and wanting more.

Now you’re a firm believer
you can do no wrong
as long as she is smiling.

She takes coins from your mother’s purse
she takes food from your baby’s mouth
she takes all.

When you have nothing left
leaving you broke and broken
she leaves you flat.

© RebeccaSanchez2013