Issue 4 – Cavano


Frank Cavano

I’ll Play Solitaire Instead

I’ll play solitaire instead. A sieve’s too
poor a tool for catching thoughts in
flight which, captured, a penetrating
poem produce. So I’ll play solitaire
instead, pledge my fealty to kings and
queens (in that order please) and
numbers gaining strength in ordered
                diminution.

Oh, but should my playing and my
mind, in sudden surprise, give way to
an irresistible thought caught in poetic
raiment complete, I’ll thank the Author
for His Gift and, smiling, turn down
                all my aces.