Daniel Severn is in the final year of his English degree.

As an accountant, she knew numbers;

but not like him. For the thrill,

he supplemented her salary

(through William Hill).

They argued, still, accumulating

four kids until he lost

a decade and owed

the House his own and, alone,

considered why the hell he felt

compelled to gamble his life,

home and wife and four tots.

Waged five loves for one and lost.