Songs of Eretz Poetry Review is pleased to present “All In” by Sarah Hebert, a music teacher.
Something small and rarely spoken.
Seemingly lost, yet solely sought,
A lust still growing and never broken.
A tempting proposal made painfully clear,
To take said risk, or forever be sable.
Which path to travel for someone dear,
Like dice thrown costly upon a table.
To choose a choice can change ones chance,
But decisions can wither when mixed with age.
They must be made from more than a glance,
While adding in luck for the perfect wage.
Poet's Notes: I wrote "All In" when I was around sixteen years old, an exercise that helped me identify the origins of the emotions and feelings that I was experiencing at the time.
Editor’s Note: I like the tight quatrains here as well as the use of alliteration. There is a nice dose of wisdom here, too.