by Tim Chiu
"the...excitement of craps,/The heart...of this fabulous town,/Remains overshadowed..."
|Located in the scorchingly dry Nevada desert
Is the lush and richly inviting city of Las Vegas,
That amazing paradise of non-stop glitz, top-notch stars,
And excellent performances;
The most mesmerizing and beautifully diverse city on Earth,
With its lavish resorts, fine dining, and risqué nightlife
All gathered on that glorious boulevard, the Las Vegas Strip,
With even more hotspots situated
Just a stone’s throw away on Fremont Street
Amid the dry, sizzling heat.
Avoiding the seedy debauchery
Of the numerous strip clubs, adult shows, and legalized prostitution
Has my host city and vacation spot looking rather grand,
But I have concluded that the fun and excitement of craps,
The heart and enjoyment of this fabulous town,
Remains overshadowed by the dramatic and endless losing
Being suffered at almost every table in the area…
Making this exhilarating fun the Las Vegas spectacle,
But the most exquisite casino entertainment
That has ever failed to completely draw me in
With its glamorous and mischievous aura.