Ft. Lauderdale, Fl USA
So there they sit. The board's set up. The squares are all in place,
A bowl of chips to munch on and a Webster's, just in case.
By day the world is not too kind. It leaves them quite ignored
But, every night, they find delight upon the Scrabble board.
A starts with LONELY....not too bad - a very worthwhile play.
B takes the "y" for MISERY. The game is underway.
A comes right back with LONGING - B uses "g" for GONE,
A takes the "e" to spell DECEIT...and so the game goes on.
There was a time, not long ago, their worlds had fewer cares
And small delights did not depend on wooden Scrabble squares.
They played the game of Risk but always lost out to the blues
And Trivial Pursuit is something they no longer choose.
A spells out CHEAT. B tries DIVORCE, a double-letter "V".
A uses CRY. B comes with CRAZY, smiling at the "Z".
The game goes on into the night, the vodka freely poured...
Unconciously, their lives spell out upon the Scrabble board.
At end of night they tally points, though why is not too clear.
No matter who has scored the most there is no winner here.
Tomorrow they will try again to overcome their cares
And find a bit of comfort in their wooden Scrabble squares.