Tuesday, 25 June 2013

Ante Post* for Annabelle

When we first saw you blink
taking in your lot 
not seeing us blink back,
only slightly less amazed, saying;
“yes, we are your lot”

And saying too;
“you drew well, we will keep your bets intact
show you the form and do our best to stack 
the odds, to help you judge the going
and to know in knowing
those rare arts of the thoroughbred,
no fence can fell you”

So when you run or jump
to take the bounds 
of every field we show you
beginning to wonder 
what’s in the next
or that one further yonder

for us, you can only win,
All Out for life now,

our bets are in.  

*betting on an event in the future