Thomas P. Bones
art by Abby Goldsmith
Card Shark In The Clam City Tavern
The toothless lady shuffling cards
Has a face full of wrinkles
And a nodding head.
"Trump!" she shouts
With eyes aglow.
A smile as thin as a thread
Drapes from ear to ear
Cracking a weblike face in two.
"Another hand I've won," she says
Hoping her opponent will
He thinks he knows she's now out of trump.
She looks at the barmaid with
A bright-eyed blink and says,
"Missy, I think I'll have another drink."