Poets logo


by N. Thomas about a year ago in heartbreak
Report Story

December 2020

Photo by Markus Spiske on Unsplash

When I met you, I took a chance

and gambled on love

I tried to keep a poker face,

but you immediately called by bluff

I made the mistake of

showing my hand way too soon

I went all in, but you

never even ante'd up

It turns out you were a shark

I was a fish

I thought I went in with a bank roll

but I didn't know when to quit

Instead of tapping out when I should have

I doubled down

Even after I went bust

I kept taking hit after hit

I saved up affection for years

only to squander it all on you

Attention from you was harder to come by

than those elusive auroral glows

Over the years I amassed what I thought

was a fortune of love in my heart

It's now more bankrupt than

Trump's morals or casinos

I should have folded and cut my losses

several rounds ago

But I just kept going and digging

myself deeper into this mess

I got cleaned out

and now I'm in the hole

And I'd rather have bookies break my kneecaps

because it might hurt less


About the author

N. Thomas

Reader insights

Be the first to share your insights about this piece.

How does it work?

Add your insights


There are no comments for this story

Be the first to respond and start the conversation.

Sign in to comment

    Find us on social media

    Miscellaneous links

    • Explore
    • Contact
    • Privacy Policy
    • Terms of Use
    • Support

    © 2022 Creatd, Inc. All Rights Reserved.