Lucky Number Six

the track’ll get ya
hooves beatin’ down like thunder
no snaps
no body goes down
their eyes, their hair wild from the chase of nothin’
its the…
eye gougin’
hair pullin’
teeth clenchin’
adrenaline that pumps you up on a $20,000 score
a cat’s in trouble
‘cause not only horses swim these choppy waters
they’s sharks swimmin’ ‘round here
sniffin’ out they bloody wounds of they debts
but they’s things they don’t know
‘bout the bookies
cleanin’ up on a juiced up mare
who’s muscles almost tear out his chest
wild like his liquid-black eyes
ferocious when bridled but worse when he ain’t
this one breaths fire, he does