I buy those scratch lotteries for my mother
They license the hope of prizewinning
Every next moment means cash for life
Every next moment doubles the bonus
Find three of the same and you’re saved
Uncover your symbol and win the jackpot
Scratch a gold crossword and find all the words
Under the sun live the same astrology
It doesn’t matter to me that I am in the hole
All the tickets in the world could run out
Before I’d let her gamble on hope alone

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