Lynne GoldsmithRoll of the Dice: Snake Eyes to Undermine
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Roll of the Dice: Snake Eyes to Undermine
By Lynne Goldsmith

Snake eyes,
some crap shoot game
made you some loser, no advance
at the pass line, the come bet,

as if you’ve nothing to offer,
as if your dots spell trouble
as if there’s nothing to count on

there, your odds being 36 to 1
at the hard way place for craps
entertainment to make you fade

into rarity, misunderstanding
metonymy into bad name

once again snake eyes for fear

your winning in the field line
as something players want to see

your slithering in your field of green
or desert sand is where I meet
sidewinding to serpentine, your eyes,

those lens for seeing blue and green
and infrared to—who knows what else—

in human eyes, path to open dread.

©Lynne Goldsmith, 2021

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