you went out and got yourself
a new family
better luck
this time

hope you can finally be 
the father you always wanted
to be

you’ve got yourself
a fresh start

just hit the reset button

and you’re off 
to the races

run up to the window 
there’s still time 
to cancel your bet 

on us 

and place it on the big gray
before the gates open 

hope you find time for them
between the bad beats 
and losing streaks

between the good luck
and hard work

that shit eating grin

hope they’re the missing piece
the perfect fit
for that hole

in your heart