Poker by Richard Wink

Urging the Queen to play something authentic
sing from the liver
even if it doesn't beat
and is crafted from tracing paper,
bow your head earnestly to one side
have some fun, loosen up
spit your bubble gum in a paper cup
that's been doing the rounds

Drift in
sit down on a
chair that folds back
look carefully it is numbered.
A little six
and a bigger seven

Copyright 2009

Author's Bio: Richard Wink is an English writer. He runs the litzine Gloom Cupboard.