Monday, September 26, 2011

What would you do?


I put my dollar in the machine, made my selection,
watching as the M&M's slowly rolled toward the edge.
I leaned a little bit to the right when I realized my M&M's might not drop.
I wasn't surprised when the the coil stopped turning
and the M&M's hanging sideways showed no sign of dropping.
I didn't shake the machine, but I thought about it.
I tapped on the glass, but that didn't do anything.
I pressed the coin return button and shockingly,
I heard the plink of coins!
I hesitated, then took the gamble.
The quarters slid down the slot and I held my breath.
The coil rolled again, dropping the M&M's.
I smiled, patted the machine, and enjoyed my lucky day.

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