after losing too much money gambling
I play Sinatra singing Send in the Clowns
lying on my stupid ass
with my pants falling down
knowing no matter how hard
I wish
the whole damn thing
just won’t go down differently

Image CreditLiam Nguyen

Daniel J. Flore III’s poems have appeared in many publications. His three poetry books are Lapping Water, Humbled Wise Men Christmas Haikus, and Home and other places I’ve yet to see.