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  • Gary Hunter

Gambling Fruit - Sept. 3, 2022

the Filipinos

are crazy about

and bet

the homegrown mangoes

I bring to the courts

one game of pickleball

one Lemon Zest each

winner leaves double fisted

each shot that flies

over the net

comes with an insult

an extra sweaty spin

to the other’s ear

to lose focus

weaken their swing

the mocking strategy

louder as each point

approaches eleven

and when the victor

proudly snorts and snatches

the loser’s smile is

anything but a good sport’s

even the strategy

“double or nothing”

slips off the table

for what other sweet delight

can the poor guy think of

while he’s still swallowing

such a bitter pill


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