Thomas P. Bones
art by Abby Goldsmith

Card Shark In The Clam City Tavern

Old Lady by Abby GoldsmithThe 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
With glee.
Hoping her opponent will
Not flee.
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."

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