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Las Vegas Strip



The casinos are like coquettes,
very similar inside.
After flirtatious seduction commonalties abide.
The waitress in silly costumes
shows her flesh and hauls her drinks.
Cigarettes and disinfectant mixed together really stinks.
The freshly inducted novice
stares hopelessly at the slots.
On the gloomy side of forty money-changers lose their hots.
The subdued, serious players
double-up bets in blackjack.
Slugging beer and downing whisky they try to win assets back.
The sophisticated gambler
around craps yell at the dice.
Hawk-eyed dealers and pit-bosses watch for cheaters in their vice.
The casinos are inviting
on the great Las Vegas strip.
Beware of the empty promise of a wealthy junket trip.
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