Lottery Winner

Word of his sudden good fortune got out,
And lovers who'd left him, and old-estranged
Friends started calling to tell him that he had
Been missed. Shirt-tail relatives showed up
In droves, and hang-dog and chipper callers
From charities told him how badly they needed
His help. He packed a small bag, and flew
(First class) to Reno, so he could make sense
Of how his fate had changed. From the hotel,
He wrote out two sizable checks, one for his
Mother, and one for his sister. Then he took
The shuttle bus out to the airport, and nobody
Saw him again.

Poetry by Lawrence Beck The PoetBay support member heart!
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Written on 2019-06-13 at 17:28

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Coo & Co The PoetBay support member heart!
Yes, an interesting one, Larry. The expression 'got out' leads us to muse that this winner would rather have kept his win to himself, understandably given all the attention. Well, we are quiet souls at Coo & Co :>o

We like the 'sizable checks' and the disappearance at the end of the poem. We find ourselves hoping that the man is happy now :>)

Yayāti The PoetBay support member heart!
Fame is fickle, so it seems! There's an interesting story in the poem.