dice at their ears

they gamble for love

and something else undefined

(death, or racing blood)

"will you break my heart?" she asked

with permission and a little bit of lust.

and then he took her and he shook her

and she learnt what it was not to smile.

Her innocence went begging for lonely nights

And came back home with a scratch or two (thousand and eleven)

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"Anybody home?"