Saved Just in Time

I once visited exciting Las Vegas

To give a speech and then to leave.

But escaping the draw of the penny slots

Was more difficult that I would’ve believed.

I asked the fellow playing near me

Why I seemed unable to move away.

He said, “You’ve caught the fever, sugar,

And you may stay here all of your days.”

Then a friend arrived from Jupiter,

Florida, not the planet near the moon,

Saving me from my own foolishness,

And she came not a minute too soon.

Written for the Three Things Challenge for The Haunted Wordsmith: Las Vegas, fever, Jupiter



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