Your Turn

      by Tanya McDonald and Michael Dylan Welch

First published in Prune Juice #22, July 2017, page 88. Originally written 18 April 2009 aboard the ferry between Bainbridge Island and Seattle, Washington.


blonde pigtails
the last Uno card
reflected in her glasses                                                         Tanya

        losing at Boggle
        to the math major                                                          Michael

checkmate again
pieces collected
from the checkered quilt                                                       Tanya

summer’s end
I beat the computer
at backgammon                                                                     Michael

        New Year’s Eve
        he gets another Yahtzee                                                Tanya

advance to Go . . .
we agree
to call it a draw                                                                      Michael