For Patsy

 

 

She played in a world where the stakes were high,

Low numbers, no faces, her cards as dealt.

Others held hands with Kings and Queens.

Good thing she didn’t know the odds.

 

She learned of when to hold and fold.

And sometimes used a bit of slight.

She always donned her poker face.

Ne’re losing hope of drawing wild.

 

Sea Treasure

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She looked forward to the fulfillment of a promise.

A treasure, ushered in by the morning’s tide, chosen especially for her.

Out of the endless trove of delicacies that sequined the beach,

She wondered which one would be her own?

She pressed her feet into the sand as the morning lazily passed.

She felt his presence beside her, he’d been there all along.

“What would you have for me today.” she prayed.

He gently put his gift into her hand.

“But this shell is broken,” she said with concern.

“As are we all.” was his reply.

Super Hero

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A family sat around the dining room table enjoying their dinner when the grandfather introduced a table question. “If you could have any super power, what would you choose?”
“I’d fly,” said the oldest daughter, and her cousin agreed.
“I’d be invisible,” said one of the other children. He wanted to sneak up on people and disappear at will.
“I’d like to travel back in time,” said the mother, for she had a passion for historical characters.
“I’d transport myself into and out of movies,” said the father who obviously enjoyed the cinema.
“How about you, grandfather?” asked the mother for he hadn’t answered his own question.

But before the grandfather could respond, his oldest grandson, who was only ten, suddenly burst out, “Grandfather, I know what you should choose! You should have the power to make copies of yourself, then there would be more yous and we could spread you all around the world and there would be enough yous to be president of all the countries and then there would be peace and everybody would be happy.”

And so, the grandson knew that his grandfather already had the greatest superpower of them all.