Poetry

Out of Book

for Chris Depasquale You look at your position and you see the trap your clock’s running down and you can’t go back looking for some strategy that’s sane you’re wondering if you sacrifice just what you’ld gain. Forget the theories from the book close your eyes and take another look it’s no longer black and white once again welcome back to where you’ve never been. You’re still dizzy from your success you can’t tell the good moves from the best the king’s in the castle face down on the throne your queen is starting to feel just like a guest.…

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