Carolyn Brunelle

(December 1946)

A Great Deal


Under a canopy of stars
A full moon rises.
We sip our wine,
Laugh and talk
By candlelight;
It’s your deal.
Efficiently you
Shuffle and ruffle
The new deck.
They flap, flap, flap;
Flutter over one another
From a perfect bow you create
With your hands.
You’re a better player;
You always win in the end.
I play for fun;
I win a perfect evening with you.

Submitted: Thursday, September 17, 2009

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