Sister Played Red

When I was a little boy,
my sister and I would sit in the living room
and play checkers when it rained.

she would let me beat her.

But now, it doesn't matter
if it's raining or not,
because sister is on the phone with her b o y f r i e n d,
or at the mall with her c l i q u e
and doesn't have time for checkers anymore.

Probably because
she knows I would win.