You could feel the excitement of it.
And that's why they came,
to get some of that excitement,
to take the ante, big or little,
and pitch it against the house,
to double it, triple it, multiply it
a thousand times if they could.
It was sticky and hot and grim
It was crowded and stifling
lonely for the oldster
in the Mission
routine and empty for the widow
in the Portola.
But the lights were on
James McKimmeyWinner Take All1959