Vagabond Voices
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Vagabond Voices

Fifty Two Cards

I started my life with a full deck

Photo by Aditya Chinchure on Unsplash

My life started as a neat fist of Bicycles, the deck so shiny, slippery, each card eager to be played.

I joined the game. Experiences came and went. Will I draw an ace today? Perhaps I’ve got a lucky Jack? Maybe I’ll even earn a royal flush, but then again, perhaps a hand of nothing. Time will tell whether I bet, bluff, fold or hold.



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Mary McGrath

Top writer in humor, short stories, writing, advice and poetry. She’s written for Newsweek, Wall St. Journal, Good Housekeeping, and Chicken Soup for the Soul.