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Being a Cage Manager in Las Vegas

They came to get me 
Because I was the cage manager
But what did I have to do with it?
No one else can coax her, they said.

This is Las Vegas
Everyone has people skills here!
I run to the slot machines to help.
She is moving, I tell them

They all watch,
She takes a laborious breath.
Moves less than a centimenter
But movement no less

Why do they always come for me?
Am I the only one whose eyes are keen enough
To know that the sloth who refused to move
Is finally getting off the slot machine?

Copyright © | Year Posted 2019

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Date: 4/10/2019 12:08:00 AM
"the sloth who refused to move" Hahahaha! Apt description for the glaze-eyed stupor those places produce.... Very evocative- Love it!! ;D
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Rhona McFerran
Date: 4/10/2019 12:52:00 AM
"mechanical monkeys"- hahahaha! Yes, they do!!
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Caren Krutsinger
Date: 4/10/2019 12:25:00 AM
I always feel these people look like mechanical monkeys.
Date: 4/8/2019 5:47:00 AM
they come, come to helpful hand and heart
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Caren Krutsinger
Date: 4/8/2019 8:23:00 AM
Have you been to Las Vegas? Nothing more un-real. Fantasy land.