|Poker Game Called Life
Author: Gabriel Lyman PM
Read and SeeRated: Fiction K - English - Poetry - Words: 183 - Reviews: 2 - Published: 06-20-06 - id: 2196600
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in the 4th position
the chip leader in the game of life
I have it all
And I'm going to win.
I look beside me at my opponents
trying to gauge their reactions to their cards
sitting on pocket Aces,
I knew i had them.
Slow play it
see how things go
the flop hits
Jack Deuce seven.
make a small bet
a few drop out
but two others stay in
then comes the turn
Just getting better.
One more drops out
Faced to face with the one i love across the table
willing to make the sacrifice to see what the cards have in store
And then comes the River.... A Third Deuce.
A full house. I let a small smile
giving away my hand
but she stays stonefaced.
I bet it all
and feel confident that I know what I'm doing.
It can't be...
She flips up her cards. Ace Deuce...
In the game of life... and love.