All of the people that sit at my table.
All of the people that sat at my table.
The names, the games,
still frame my heart.
The seats once full,
empty over time.
The seats once empty,
fill over time.
The grand game.
Eyes, gestures, stories.
Round and round.
Strategy is sometimes called Stradgedy.
Passing time in the fellowship of friends.
Hold your cards close to the vest.
Bluff your pants off.
Roll the dice.
So, put some skin in the game,
and ante up.
Published by Christopher Hickey
Welcome to my effort. Yes, as a great procrastinator, it requires great effort to stay focused on something productive that matters to me. I’ll find any old excuse to traipse from project to project, and I rarely end up at the place I started. I find this maddening, and exhaustive. So it is with high hopes, and a greater grasp of self-awareness, that I embark upon staying the course so to speak.
I enjoy writing. Be it blogs, fiction, poetry, etc. I love the craft and the act of creation, the art in and of itself, for it’s own sake and end. I am happy to be able to do it.
Born: March 1974
St.Francis de Sales, Charlestown MA
Don Bosco Technical High School, Boston MA
University of Massachusetts at Lowell, Lowell MA
Bunker Hill Community College, Charlestown MA
DePaul University, Chicago, IL
North Virginia Community College, Arlington VA
Harvard Extension School, Cambridge MA
Place of residence: Somewhere in the land of metro Boston. It’s vaguely familiar and becoming home more and more by the day, but when you come from “The Town” all else fails by comparison.
Favorite Color: I’m partial to all forms of blue.
Favorite Author: c’mon! don’t expect me to answer that, there are too many.
I enjoy memories of playing 80’s Atari better than playing any advanced gaming system that exists today.
Hope to be recognized for my paper clip collection. As well as my 27 rejected applications to Ringling Bros. and Barnum & Bailiey Clown college.
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5 thoughts on ““The Turn””
Good one. Thanks for sharing!! Stradgedy: now that’s a word!!
Thank you. It was a term my Uncle used quite frequently.
Great term. Its the first time I have come across it though..
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Do check out C. P. Hickey @ProCrasstheNation.com
Thank you, Chris. It is much appreciated. I look forward to reciprocating reblogs of your fine work.