Poems of the Week

Winning the Lottery

by Dan Campion

“A man sues Powerball after being told his $340M ‘win’ was a mistake”

Oops, sorry. What you saw online
Was just a typo, Mr. Cheeks.
Forget the El Dorado mine
That every ticket buyer seeks.

The world works this way. AI too.
What’s shown on-screen is often wrong.
As Plato said, what humans view
Is shadows. We’re all strung along.

So, John, please know, you’re not alone.
By all means, sue, and press your plea.
But if they don’t pay, laugh, don’t groan.
That’s how to win the lottery.