Saving My Ration of Luck

There ain't no way to measure
how much of your alloted luck
is left
no easy to read pressure guage
or flashing red light to warn you
you're running low
so I try to keep the tap on mine
slightly inconvenient
a little hard to reach
cuz I know me
I'd piss it away on
scratch tickets and one night stands
and come up empty
standing in the hallway
of a gasoline soaked
burning building.

Deb Powers (3/1/96)