Poetry Corner

By Jim Farfaglia

Game Land

Where else can you choose to be

a wheelbarrow or a race car,

a top hat or a terrier – or a thimble,

like you’d find atop Grandma’s finger?

 

Where else is it OK to take chances,

freely dip into the community chest,

or, with a roll of the dice,

figure out your utility bill?

 

Where else is money the colors of a rainbow

and green your only choice for house paint?

Where is it possible to collect rent

whenever somebody happens to stop by?

 

Where else can you hop a train every 10 steps,

make a “right turn only” at each corner,

and find those in need living a stone’s throw

from those who have?

 

Where else in life do you get the option

to go to jail or just pay a visit,

turn rich or poor in the blink of an eye,

and earn a crisp $200, just for ending up

 

back where you started?

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