Pinball Inclinations

Geometries plus gravity,
a tournament of physics, chance,
where force and angularity
react in their contentious dance
once tensioned spring released propels
reflective sphere toward obstacles
- then ricochets, pulsating lights,
compelling heartbeat, pupils, score,
instinctive fingers, flippers, flights,
anticipations right before
velocity escapes all eyes
to swallow turns, until the last,
as sloping jolts antagonize
to see how long this game can last.

Pinball Inclinations © Copyright 2021, Robert J. Tiess.

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Submitted: December 15, 2019