Jackpot of dreams

by Dixiedaisy   Jan 7, 2016

Thousands of hours over many years
we have planned and plotted our journey
Driving the East coast,
in a Thelma and Louise type escapade,
laughing hysterically like madmen,
charted courses mapped out,
though roads may change
before they are travelled

Reams of paper hold countless efforts of our intent
Pages upon pages of wishes and wants
Some, littered with coffee stains of
Hopes paw prints pasted among them
Scattered amongst the floor
as if they were a trail of breadcrumbs
that lead to unrealistic dreams.

Week after week, jackpot after jackpot,
remained unclaimed by two aging women with
aspirations bigger than any waistline of Woodson
everything planned to the slightest minute detail.
How many horses, goats and pigs we'd have
what kind of chickens are best suited for the weather
to the square footage of the barn

With blueprints sketched in our minds
we gave our dollars like tithe to cashiers,
for the investment we claimed
and regardless of the outcome
we played... religiously

Dedicated to Anna. The powerball is 500 million, I bought our tickets. I love you my dear friend.


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Latest Comments

  • 4 years ago

    by Yakari Gabriel

    I haven't read anything this excellent in months


    congrats on the win my darling

  • 4 years ago

    by Ren

    A wonderful, creative piece with a beautiful dedication.
    Congratulations on the win!
    Take care,

  • 4 years ago

    by Cindy

    Congratulations Kay on your win! I can just hear Anna fussin at yah.....lol
    Love you

  • 4 years ago

    by - Mr. Darcy


    congratulations. Your writing is always full of emotion and has a rich, sincere quality that only comes from life experience.

    Best wishes to Anna.

    Take care,


  • 4 years ago

    by Maple Tree

    Very happy to see this on the front page!


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