day release lotto

I saw him
sitting
on the post office
step

day release
from the nursing home

escape
is three times
around the block
in his trusty old steed
the silver mazda

waiting for a disabled person
parking bay
to become available
within gasping distance
of the lotto shop

where it’s a quick-pick
ticket
that is sure to win
the truckload

as advertised
on TV

what will you do
if you win …
when you win
so much cash …

he doesn’t know
what he might do with it
he isn’t in it
for that

just wants
to feel as though
he’s still alive

and has a chance
to win

a chance to breathe
participating
in the post office step
day release scheme

and away
from the nursing home

~

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