the gamble

to live for today or tomorrow

to live for the weekend

or a holiday or vacation,

forget today, because there will be

many more tomorrows

this is how a lot of people live

“delayed gratification”

not saying it’s wrong or right

it’s just there and is taught

and I think of a fool and wise man

the stereotype of a fool being reckless and spending

and the wise man, saving while waiting for an imagined future

it don’t work, it don’t work or may work

but no one knows what tomorrow will bring

so some of us try to live as best we can

with these dice and cards of life

 

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