Saturday, September 5, 2015

The Tendency Towards Risk-Taking Is In Our DNA

Migratory Syndrome
by Rachel Hoyt

I would bet,
could bet,
every day.

I won't keep,
can't keep,
dreams at bay.

I bet steep
to reap -
make life pay. 

I won't fret.
It's set.
I must play.

Copyright © 2015 Rachel Hoyt. All rights reserved.

I learned about "American DNA" when I read Cowboys Full
and believe risk taking is an important tool.
I play poker for many reasons beyond feeling cool.

I recently launched to share my poker stories
and published this list of historic tales which deserved further glory.


  1. To look,
    To leap,
    To laugh,
    Or weep,

    The older I get, the odds get thinner,
    I'm checking my cards, and eyeing the winners;
    Counting the chips, checking my hand,
    Hoping to take one last pot if I can.

    To look, to leap, to laugh, to weep,
    "The plays the thing" the rest is sleep.

  2. Every bet lost
    Someone's bet won
    As cold to frost
    And the sun to warm

    1. Thank you ma'am. I'd love for you to read me some time


Rhyming or not, I would like a lot to hear the thoughts my words brought...