Shoots and Latters

Cliche: Life is a game
I don’t like solitaire
Nor Risk, nor Dominoes
But the latter at least makes sense.
The rest of them are strangely confusing
like Bridge,
or simple like
Kai Bai Bo.

Mind games,
now there’s something for the pros–
tricky to detect
And often unscrupulously played
And if you’re reading this,
then take a card and slide
right back to start.
I heard you say it,


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