Artwork: The Girl Detective by Ann Marie Sekeres
The Bored Game Cupboard
We choose the box first.
No one votes for Monopoly; life
is too short and at our house Scotty Dog
always wins. I put aside Candyland
waiting for the little boy
to be able to count a bit better;
the spinner is broken.
Clue. In this game someone did it
with a known weapon:
candlestick, rope, knife, wrench.
(The lead pipe isn’t lead anymore.)
Death zones are discrete
furnished rooms. Even if you’ve never
been near a billiard room or conservatory,
the graphics are homey. Slide easy
from one secret passage to another.
No one likes Colonel Mustard.
Miss Scarlett goes first.
You may be guilty.
Best: you get answers, who did what. No one
named Jonah Corona
spreads the novel virus
from the kitchen to the crypt.