Wednesday, February 24, 2010

double or nothing is a trick





double or nothing is a trick
doomed to backfire
in the long run.

when it does, there is no audible pop
but smarts some and white smoke wafts,

but real explosions in outside chambers
are not muffled
yet their fire extinguishes
on its own

once all fuel burns;
bang,
flash--
done;

blue-dot bulbs are to be used
no more than once
but their counterparts, the cubes,
have four lives;

they burn,
not as brilliant,
and then they turn;

again,
they too are discarded
in the end.


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