Atlantic City

Remember when Atlantic City
Was just a model for Monopoly.

Growing up down south to me
Atlantic City was commercials for Merv Griffin’s Resorts

They always came on the UHF channels
Or late at night during Hogan’s Heroes

Merv is gone and
Atlantic City is barely hanging on

The governor has been capping his bets there
Adding more restrictions to the struggling houses

Soon, he’ll be gone too
Destined to struggle for relevance in his self made political purgatory

He doubled down on another Atlantic City legend
The name synonymous with bravado and bankruptcy

Who has either gotten flushed out as a liar
Or played the ultimate con game on the Republican establishment

Those old grainy commercials for a booming shore town
With all that promise and hope have gone their way.

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