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Sevenling (The gambler thinks)


The gambler thinks he’s due, his own hand around the dice.
Beneath the Broker’s hubris a pre-plotted Bell is curving.
The game-show contestant chooses each box like he’s knifing the night.

Pedestrian crossings are often indifferent to activation.
In most lifts the Close-Door button is in fact connected to nothing.
An office thermostat is little more than decoration.

My Choose Your Own Adventure books always had the same ending.