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So I'm at best neutral, neither truly first nor last,
To me, ties are fruitful, our destinies set and cast.

A simple sketch, now that sounds fun,
Now I will etch, maybe a gun.

Dawn approaches, though it's at noon we'll meet,
Our friend coaches, he'll help you while you cheat.

For when I act, one will be sure to die,
For odds are stacked, bullets will surely fly.

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I think the answer is

Draw

So I'm at best neutral, neither truly first nor last,
To me, ties are fruitful, our destinies set and cast.

To draw means to finish a contest with an equal score - a tie. With this result, there is no winner or loser

A simple sketch, now that sounds fun,
Now I will etch, maybe a gun.

To draw also means to produce a picture

Dawn approaches, though it's at noon we'll meet,
Our friend coaches, he'll help you while you cheat.

High noon is usually the preferred time for a gun duel in Western movies.

For when I act, one will be sure to die,
For odds are stacked, bullets will surely fly.

To draw is the act of pulling a gun from its holster in order to shoot

Title

To draw means to take or obtain liquid from a container or receptacle.

Hidden Hint

The first letters of each line spell STANDOFF. A stand-off may result from a draw and would signal the beginning of drawing of guns. Also, as Bass mentions in the comments, it may be a reference to a Mexican standoff which involves the drawing of guns.

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  • $\begingroup$ Good job, like always. There is another clue, can you find it? $\endgroup$ Commented Jul 19, 2018 at 16:20
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    $\begingroup$ The hidden hint might also refer to the Hispanic variety that results from too many people doing the thing. $\endgroup$
    – Bass
    Commented Jul 20, 2018 at 3:55

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