Ante Up


the last thing that i want to do right now

is scream one more line

about the words that fall from your mouth

landing somewhere just short of my feet

some long, sad, boring list of let downs

that i have talked about a thousand times before

some spark i thought i saw in you

needed to see in you

wished i could see in you

but was just a damn bluff

i threw away aces and you showed me deuces

the key is having the guts to raise with

the second highest hand

i have spent so much time

folding bad cards and eating my words

i've said some awful things to some real good people

that now i no longer have a problem admitting when i am wrong

and can just sit back and wait for the next deal to come

and if the worst thing in my life

is long-ass rides and hug filled good-byes

and i can still be mystified

by pretty smiles, crushes and mix tapes

then i guess things really aren't so bad

and i have never known much about silver linings

but i can look around this van and see

five faces that breath life into me

kings full of jacks

splash my chips across the table

take my shot

i'm all in