Seven A.M. in Vegas

Stuart Watkins

Machines gobble up quarters

Faster than they can be fed

A.T.M.s are handy

Monopoly money is dandy

Pretty lady covid mask

Hides secret contempt

Unseen smile, just dull eyes

“Thank you, Sir,” and quietly sighs

Meeting starts in half an hour

Roulette table catches my eye

Bet on red, winner, let it stay

And it all slipped away

Not for the faint of heart

Nor those with savings to lose

Night shows are a delight

Sparkle and glitter light the night

Tuscany Suites and Casino

King size beds and free Wi-Fi

Comforts of home all met

Time for just one more bet