It’s a miracle
that some how that train passed
flickering by like a candle flame
chests, stomachs, breasts
returned to normal
or so we said.

The stone was removed
the lottery run again
tickets taken to televisions
when the number shows
what multiple, what odds?
what system was used
to determine who it would be.

I love finding the long odds
of the number falling on me,
If God suddenly shakes his head
over my foolishness and folly,
Sickness decends on me
like cloudless rain.

7 September 06