Mountain gamblers set the highest stakes,
Shuffle the Rockies, deal Himalayas,
Stacking the deck — collision of the plates;
The outsize players lay out their array as
Ultimate piles to break the bank: it breaks.
Pharaohs and cowboys, movers and sheikhs —
Their rugged good looks erode away since
Poker facies mimic complacence;
Odds give way; orogeny abates;
Let chips and ejecta fall where they may as
Gamesters roll; the teamster waits;
Who hauls the Earth must pay the drayage.