Widow, Filling Time

Never lucky at Solitaire,
she lays out the first hand
and wins, unexpectedly;

but she feels defeated
by so much time
still to be filled.

Martha Christina is a frequent contributor to Red Eft Review. Other work has appeared in Crab Orchard Review and Poetry Leaves. She lives in Bristol, RI, where for many years she taught in the creative writing program at Roger Williams University.

See more of her work in 8.2 and 8.2 and 7.4 and 7.3 and 7.2 and 6.3 and 6.3 again