After dice throwing and card playing, disputes must arise about paying.
“This was my first lesson about gambling: if you see somebody winning all the time, he isn’t gambling, he’s cheating. Later on in life, if I were continuously losing in any gambling situation, I would watch very closely.”
― Malcolm X, The Autobiography of Malcolm X
― Thomas Hughes, Tom Brown’s Schooldays
“In those days I had various strong inclinations, for wine, gambling and cockfighting, and the society of gypsies, together with a passion for theological discussion which I had inherited from my father himself—all of which my father thought I had better rid myself of before I married.”
― Isak Dinesen
“This was the first time he had seriously confronted what he was doing, and the force of that awareness came very abruptly – with a surging of his pulse and a frantic pounding in his head. He was about to gamble his life on that table, and the insanity of that risk filled him with a kind of awe.” Paul Auster, “The Music of Chance” (1990)
foto – izzy foreal and William white aka billy james at raleigh 2010
The chickens don’t brag about their own soup. (Marti nique Creole).
foto – sunrise at raleigh 2010
In Martin’s Bar the topless waitresses
are all sober, their perfectly matched tits
jump at the drunks while upstairs
a poet listens to the race results.
foto – izzy foreal considering dec 2008 bilambil.
Gaming is the son of avarice, and the father of despair.
foto – bell in coldstream street 2009