The other day, I had a recollection…

Many, many moons ago, I was playing poker after hours with friends at an Irish pub in Royal Oak, Michigan. That night, luck was on my side and I happened to win the first four games. So, to their dismay, I said farewell and skated – up $80.

Last evening, I watched Maverick (Mel Gibson, Jodi Foster, James Garner)…

This morning, I wrote this short poem…

We bet by chance
On calling cards
One night, at a bar, long ago

She played her hand
– a suited flush
All hearts, for a Queen, kneading dough

© 2023 Phil Perkins

PHOTO CREDIT: modified photo from unsplash.com.

Lonesome Loser, by Little River Band (1979) – see lyrics here.


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