Saturday, June 21, 2014

15-2 – v2

Slowing down
though I had to go
a game in the dining room
cribbage begun
one peg at a time

Tentative turns
picking my cards
in my uncertain hands
counting in the way of the game
15-2, pair for two…

Watching the pegs race
around the board
in leaps and groans
one by one
one peg at a time

Stopping to go,
the game half-played
handing my cards to my mother
wondering how
it all came out

edited June 21, 2014
15-2 – v2
January 10, 2010
on cribbage game
started in Claremont
at 3:40 yesterday,
when I was leaving at 4:00

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