Mark J. Mitchell

At the Minor Prophet’s Poker Game

Jonah passes on sushi
while Hosea complains
endlessly about his wife.

Habakkuk shuffles
the cards but Joel
is too angry to cut them.

Nahum seeks the comfort
of Abishag the Shunemite.
Haggai and Malachi

draw two cards each and
Micah walks humbly from the room
leaving all his cash on the table.