Winner’s Circle

feet pitter-patter
footsy beneath the kid’s table
cheerfully cajoling
’twas a dream
for an apathetic queen

Pens click and clack
rolly chair, slide hastily back
Racing rats ramble
at this round-table rumpus
Fighting for the cheese

I see myself clearly
At the winner’s circle
Country Club napkin
Scribbled with poems
Detailing my desperate discontent.