| Quote #1
SEVEN AT THE GOLDEN SHOVEL. (subtitle)
The "golden shovel" could make you think of death and grave digging. Why is the shovel "golden"?
| Quote #2
Lurk late. (line 3)
If any of the lines can be tied directly to the final prophecy, "die soon," we think it's this one. A person who "lurks" generally doesn't want to be seen by other people. It's a form of hiding. Why don't the pool players want to be seen late at night? Or do they care?
| Quote #3
OK, so maybe you could tie their celebration of sin to the last line as well. However, the poem doesn't mention any particularly terrible sins: drinking, carousing, and skipping school.