The difference
between a spouse and a bridge partner
is the time you spend looking at, not into,
your partner’s eyes;
bridge partnership rules are rigid
and the cards are flexible, but in a marriage
it’s in the cards that something else is rigid
and the rules are flexible;
a wink to your spouse can set things in a new direction,
but a wink to your partner can mean a call to the director;
you can set the table for your spouse
but neither you nor your partner wants to be set at the table;
a bridge partner is often pleased to be made the dummy:
but never even hint . . . !

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About riverwriter

Poet, playwright, duplicate bridge player, website designer, cottager, husband, father, grandfather, former athlete, carpenter, computer helper for my friends, theatre designer, backstage polymath, retired teacher of highschool English, drama, art, a baritone singer in a barbershop quartet, who knows what else? wordcurrents is on Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/wordcurrents/ Doug also has a Facebook page, "Incognitio", related to his novels.
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