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A Poem: Justifiable Homicide 

She upped his hand with reckless play
And passed when she knew she couldn’t,
If he protested, she’d only say,
Oh, dear, I knew I shouldn’t.

Noted for her high IQ
She blithely trumped his aces
Then recklessly went to five No Trump
In a hand devoid of aces.

She babbled and gossiped lightly,
Crunching every tidbit served
As their partners smiled politely
And he became more unnerved.

It was futile to try to teach her
Any new convention-
Just keeping track of thirteen cards
Demanded her full attention.

He told himself it was just a game
As he was scuttled by dear wifie,
But madness overcame him just the same.
And he murdered her with a knifie.

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  • A poem by Miriam Newell Biskin.


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