flirting with the eightball

I’ve played Nine-ball
(yellow stripe)
I aimed for the corner pocket;
geometrically lined it up
nailed it
won it,
but
still
lost
in
the
end.

My true and best game is eightball
(solid black with a speck of white)
always behind the eightball
grinding for scraps to
build up enough
to pursue the eightball.

the stick and the cue ball
are mere annoying
elements
to
this
game.

should I jump it?
put some backspin on it?
can I bank it?
combo?
I just gotta call it.

cig in mouth
drink in hand
love this game of pursuing
the
eightball;
the
side
pocket
is
yearning.

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jonathandeanrichie

Recently moved back to the States after living 16 months in Vietnam. I write to remove the thoughts trapped in the cobwebs of my psyche before the spider envelopes me whole.

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