As bright lights flash and blink,
the showers of coins clink.
Crowds of people waste their day, on
a pull of a lever or a push of a button.
Digital sirens howl and wail,
long streaks of winnings fail, and
pockets and wallets empty faster than
sand from the hourglass.
Time grows shorter,
and I ache for a quarter;
just one more so I can continue my game.