I was playing 3-person Hearts
and, for once, not even thinking of you.
To my right was my dead father,
to my left, Death himself. I couldn’t see his face
but his hands were white and thin.
I wanted dad to win, so I gave him all my high-cards:
Ace of Hearts
King of Hearts
Queen of Hearts
Predictably, I lost quickly, so I left the table.
Upon waking, I realized
in order to cheat Death
I had given you away.