I see you, and raise you

Cradled in a crowd of strangers

And the hustle and bustle of a place

Where nobody knows my name

I take whatever turns I please

Street vendors, neon signs, garlands and gold

I am far from home

Or perhaps closer than ever

To the reason that brought me here

And if I die, at least I have come this far

What a beautiful pursuit

To tackle a beast without burdens

I see you, life

Dancing down these dirty alleyways

A cheeky smile upon your face

And I raise your bet