Monday, October 24, 2011

A Deck of Cards


In the darkness of a parlor drawer
A forgotten deck of cards gathers dust
Well worn with ancient memories
A remnant from another time

In the predawn light
By the glow of a computer
Eight decks shuffle
A spider's solitaire

There are no Clubs
in a rural deck of cards
There is too much work
to be dancing under strobes

The Two of Diamonds
sparkle in her eyes
Full of laughter -  in joyous times
Determined with resolve - more often

The Ace of Hearts
reigns above all other hearts
that wander in and out of times and fields
Leaving behind a part of themselves

The Queen of Spades surveys all
Six spades await a call to duty
The Queen finds comfort in the King of Spades
who shares her heart and bed