The Card Game

Playing Cards

Ace of Clubs, 5 of Hearts
The anticipation is rising
The room is claustrophobic with it
I’m just one card away from victory

I stare down my opponent
He knows he needs to win this one
Otherwise he’s out
Nothing left to play

I reach for the deck
My hands are trembling
Could this card be one?
The one that seals the deal?

I flip it over
This moment feels like a lifetime
It’s the 5 of Diamonds!
Snap!