Queen of Hearts

Tonight is the anniversary of our first date. Though it was 25 years ago, I can recall the events of that evening as if it were yesterday: parked by the lake, playing penny poker, listening to love songs on the radio . . . Occasionally she would palm an ace or a king. I knew she was cheating and I didn't care.

bathed in the rays
of the first spring moon
4ever carved in a tree

contemporary haibun online June 2006, vol 2 no 2

–Curtis Dunlap

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