Thursday, December 19, 2013

The Lottery

someone selects a
sequence of numbers
and it is exact

they win a cache
of millions

in the same breath
that announces
a winner,

a call
for unwrapped presents
for homeless children

a fire leaves
fourteen people homeless

a young man returns
home from a war
a hero buried
at nineteen

the news is released
and we listen
to stories


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