A Poem by Colin Dodds

Winner Bars

The bars that poured
liquor down our throats for free
were driven out by bars
that overcharged us ruthlessly

And it’s terrible
But not much of a surprise
when you think of it

Thinking we were winning
we said winner takes all

And they took it

Colin Dodds is a poet, novelist and all-purpose writer whose work has appeared in more than 250 publications. He lives in Brooklyn, New York, with his wife and daughter. Read more at thecolindodds.com.

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