augury doggerel

Friday, November 29, 2002


I nurse a glass of plain beer that cost six. A kid steps up, drops a hundred into the game machine at the end of the bar, and loses it all in two minutes. He is smiling. I am not. But a short shot of expectation cost him sixteen times what I paid for a glass of erasion. And then there are the fade rates. I'd show you the math. But I won't.


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