BETTING AGAINST THE DEVIL
It’s a mystery, really, what makes
a man bet on himself against the Devil.
He’s bound to lose, you know.
But if he doesn’t bet on himself he will
And the Devil’s always there to take
a man’s bet.
So, it becomes a matter of how one
wants to lose.
And a matter of what is actually lost.
What can never be lost when a man
bets on himself, even against the Devil,
is his self-respect.