No need to choose
between helm and roulette.

In time, both will reward
and fail.

As the bicycle you rideĀ 
strengthens or injures,

the pinwheel you blow
delights and bores,

the bull's-eye you hit
or miss with your arrows,

luck swings one way
and then the other,

misfortune as likely
as fortune.

That doesn't mean
you'll get both equally.

You can lose and lose and lose,
or always win.

Luck doesn't keep a ledger;
it just swings.

Published in Bamboo Ridge