House of Cards

house of cards. by hanselbender
house of cards. by hanselbender

House of Cards

Searching and viewing
picking and choosing
sitting and waiting
paperwork shuffle
drafting revisions
Chinese whispers
and passing the buck

Trying to buy
to finally move
delay after delay
extensions in sway
on the last leg now
only to find
double bait and switch
was the main game at play

We could just stop
cut our losses and walk
grieve the ideas
invested with care
not to mention the time
and money we’d have wasted

Just three more days
a last chance for all
and either way
ceremoniously or not
all win or all lost
these games shall
come to a close

The end

© LTM 11/01/14

2014 November PAD Chapbook Challenge: Day 1

2014 APRIL PAD CHALLENGE DAY 1: “Changing of the Guards”

Flowers springing up in my yard.
Flowers springing up in my yard.

Changing of the Guards

Warmer days,
coolish nights;
colors new,
bold and bright.

Ice and snow
melted, gone.
Rain pouring
songs along.

birds return
from southern skies.

Frigid nights
buried deep;
winter’s memory
falls to sleep.

Sunny winds,
greens growing-
spring’s rebirth
all bestowing.

© LTM 04/01/2014