To home page for

previous   index   next

This game of kings
practicing for war
has nothing to do
with the heart
It is entirely
a game of the mind.
But you, my challenger,
who say you will move according to
all the ancient rules
move awry, and I
am forced onto uncharted battlefields
where black becomes white
and all my valuable pieces
are captured by deception
and scattered in total disarray
across the battlefield
where I am slain.
Carolyne Butler
(Copyright © 2000)