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Jennifer Kite-Powell
2 min readJan 8


I got a deck of cards for Christmas.

They looked like regular, standard issue playing cards at first glance.

I could smell cheesy, salty trans fat snacks of Frito-Lay and taste the heavily poured whiskey sours that were light on the sour.

I heard the laughter of card table sarcasm and beating hearts because you really wanted to win but had to play it cool.