Luck by Gaby Bedetti

A hole in the ceiling 
reveals our attic 
floorboards. Inherited GE stocks 
plummet. I mark student essays 
in invisible ink. 
The president provides 
fodder for comedy. 
Rescuers dig through 
quake rubble. I learn many ways
to compose my obituary.
Our cat is lost for a day.
The yoga instructor releases 
us with lavender oil.
Crickets come inside, 
climb up the wall, 
bring chirping
and luck. 

Gaby Bedetti teaches English at Eastern Kentucky University. Her poetry has appeared in Gravel, Oyster River Pages, The Charleston Anvil, and in the Lexington Poetry Month anthologies. Her book reviews have appeared in American Poetry, Genre, and Poet Lore

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