Wednesday, December 26, 2012

A game of hearts

        In the past I never counted cards

            But I did have a feel for when

            A certain card would appear.

            My card-counting partner

            Would nod his head in approval,

            But I’m retired now

            And no longer play --

            Until recently.  My hand

            Is spread out before me.

            I’m pretty sure my partner

            Isn’t counting her’s

            And may not even care

            That we are losing.

            She seems impatient

            To be done, and I can’t

            Blame her.  I look again

            At my cards and hope, but

            There is nothing I can play

            To change a thing.

            She smiles contentedly

            As I send up a silent prayer.

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