House of Cards

Loosely Based On

You try to shuffle

out of my life,

folding on me

because I don’t

play my cards right-

like I’m expected

to know when

to hold them close,

and when to reveal

my strategy to you.

I was discarded

as if I were the cause

for the bad hand

you were dealt.

You keep drawing

more cards hoping

your position

will improve,

but your opponent

is unbeatable.

You forget he’ll keep

raising the stakes

until you’re out

of the game,

while you’re betting on

how long you can

keep bluffing.

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