Golden Ticket by Kristin Garth

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Golden Ticket 

 

Some have a daddy who finds it for them.

Some swallow defeat then win on a whim.

Some crave competition more than some gum.

Some hack computers with algorithms.

Some are just lucky on one special day.

Decade of dates you thought luck turned away,

abandoning you to hunger, decay,

were debts recorded repaid you today,

moment in time they could do you most good.

Luck is an oracle misunderstood

omnipresent in a famished childhood,

with favors she is unable to spare.

She knew the sum required to get you there. 

Kristin Garth is a Pushcart, Best of the Net & Rhysling nominated sonnet stalker. Her sonnets have stalked journals like Glass, Yes, Five:2:One, Luna Luna and more. She is the author of seventeen books of poetry including Pink Plastic House  (Maverick Duck Press), Crow Carriage (The Hedgehog Poetry Press), Flutter: Southern Gothic Fever Dream (TwistiT Press), The Meadow (APEP Publications) and Golden Ticket forthcoming from Roaring Junior Press.  She is the founder of Pink Plastic House a tiny journal and co-founder of Performance Anxiety, an online poetry reading series. Follow her on Twitter:  (@lolaandjolie) and her website kristingarth.com