Why Gambling Is Spiritual

after Gary Snyder

 

When human beings gamble

the spirits like to watch.

From the spirit world they laugh

at the winners because winning is a sickness.

They say only losers feel grief.

Only the loser can go home with nothing

& this is a very holy

thing to do.

 

 

Rochester

16 November 1990

 

 

[Published in Grasslands.

1994 by Jim Cohn.] 

 

 

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