Poem-a-Day April 2019 Writer’s Digest Challenge #8. Theme: Lucky Number #aprpad

The Fool

He’d won the Powerball with 1 ball
but lost both his balls
when he met the woman of his night dreams–
a girl who saw a goldmine in his family jewels,
for when he gave it to her,
she let him have it
& took the rest–
all 7 pounds of flesh–
& his child support became
her livelihood.

2019 April PAD Challenge: Day 8

The No-Joy Bad Luck Club

Every Friday,
after another week at “the corporate orifice,”
clockwatching when not coffee-breaking,
feeling the padded walls of their cubicles closing in on them,
and just bitching about Mondays (or the boss) in general,
they met at what they called The Chapel of Job—
that poor bastard who’d been punished for his faithfulness
for a bet that God had struck with the devil.
And so, it came to pass
that when one of them played their lucky numbers,
hitting the jack of all pots,
the rest found themselves wishing
that person’s unlucky number was up.