I am double sixes
Seven come eleven
Aces over kings
The dark horse.

I am a lady
I am a whore
Always with you
Until I run out.

I make presidents
I make kings
I unite nations
And star-crossed lovers.

Work hard
Chase your dreams
Chase your tail
Without me you’re nothing.

[The poet, author, and gentleman songster, Steven Wittenberg Gordon, MD, resides in Kansas with his wife, children, and a poorly trained Airedale terrier.  He maintains a part-time medical practice, is a member of the Codex Writers’ Group, and is the editor of Songs of Eretz Poetry E-zine.  Visit him at www.eretzsongs.blogspot.com.]

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