Thursday, December 5, 2013

internet chess



it's a terrible thing to go to sleep with a knife-edged bishop aimed at your king
three diagonals away

what kind of dreams can you have
when you hit the sack
in check?

in check you will remain forever
or until the rules of the game are forgotten
or the universe collapses

whichever comes first

as you try to awaken from the bad dream of this game
you know that your opponent sitting
at his bright screen
thousands of miles and eleven time zones away

is quite clear headed
looking forward to your coming back
the white square bishop
nudging, prodding and tearing at the soft tissue
of your spongy king


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