King to C4

The cards come crashing down
like a roller-coaster

and horror
fill my brain

As I break free
from the suicide king
waiting for me

but the jack is too clever
its evil eye

And I sidestep the queen
waiting for marriage or murder

Death is inevitable

Who wins the game?

Invisible players
moving us
from one square 
to the next

And a torrent of cards
billboards of terror
telling us the numbers:

club the fellow
stop his heart
steal his diamonds
and dig a hole
with a spade 

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