the rabbit runs around the tree and jumps into the hole

as many a child knows, this is how the knot is tied that binds

the shoe. and as many adults are aware, there are loopholes, too

which one may find and leap into – little ways to bend the rules

like applying just the right amount of torque to the table

while stopping just short of TILT, so that the bells and whistles

sing just so

and i am just such an adult, and just such a child, too

to take dice in hand in this rainbow-graffitoed alley here

and take a shot on you

will you run and tell? there are those who would be most interested

in such a game, such a gamble as this

but what the hell!

and the send button is pressed, freshly

and all has become

wait and see