Written for: Poetics Aside #385 – Write an Ekphrastic poem
All patrons are facing table,
wondering if Handsome Jim will be able
to keep his winning streak.
Other players’ faces are bleak.
Blonde Betty is betting on Jim,
Juan peers out from under brim
of his sombrero. Coonskin Bob,
rifle in hand, hopes his job
will not be breaking up liquor-soaked men.
Could be a shootout, thinks barkeep, Ben.
All blonde Betty wants is time to sup
with Handsome Jim, so ante up!