Monday, April 20, 2020

Slow Draw

painting by Andy Thomas

Slow Draw

“Sex is good, they say, but poker lasts longer.”
--Amarillo Slim.

Pecos Bob
wore that
evil smirk
as he lay down
his ace high

I was all in
and I had bet
the farm
and my pants.
I fanned out
a royal straight flush.

He went for
his Colt,
but he never
cleared leather.

Glenn Buttkus


Posted over at d'Verse Poets Pub


brudberg said...

If you are too slow it's better to never draw... there are some hands that always win.

Poetry for Healing said...

Ouch! That was a fun take on the word flush Glenn.

De Jackson said...

"I had bet
the farm
and my pants"

This made me smile big, Glenn. Thanks! :)

Ken Gierke said...

The luck of the draw. ;)

Mish said...

This was an entertaining little snippet! Love the voice.

Dwight L. Roth said...

It is good you got to keep your pants!! LOL... I can see it playing out in Black and White!

kate said...

another flush from the wild west as he wrestled his shirt and farm back! cute

Gillena Cox said...

Bravo!!! A suspensful take on the prompt
Happy Monday


Frank Hubeny said...

Well told story in a few words. I like how he even bet his pants and could still draw faster.

indybev said...

Now that's supreme self-confidence … to bet one's pants! My kind of gambler!

Mary Hood said...

I guess you flushed him out!

Jade Li said...

I love a cowboy who knows his way around a poker game -- and a pistol!

Kim M. Russell said...

Your poem reminded me of an old Western film, Glenn, echoes of childhood. America was a far-off dream. I thought it was all guns, horses, cards and saloons. We all grow up eventually, even countries.

Kerfe said...

Best to always be prepared.

Pat R said...

Love that ending. Who knows what could've happened!


Dale said...

Oh, fun one!