Rules of the Game

The Sage shuffles the deck
Hands it to me

I examine the cards . . .
They look normal enough I guess

God I hate that smile

I cut the deck
Cut it again
And hand them back

He rapid deals thirteen cards
All face up

The Card of Fear God and Rabbit
The Card of Liar and Priest
The Card of Ghost and Virgin
The Card of Sea Monster and Mermaid
The Card of Dragon and Moon
The Card of Rat and Milk
The Card of Mother in law and Ignorant Slut
The Card of Dragon and Phoenix
The Card of Cab Driver and Tourist
The Card of Father and Rebellious Son
The Card of Abuser and Victim
The Card of Demon and Angel
The Card of Hunter and Wounded Panther

He leans back
I try to figure how he cheated

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Chyfrin the Celtic poet

Artist, Poet, Electrical/Biomedical Engineer, Actor, Playwright, Set construction, Educator, Lover of womankind and single malt scotch

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