The Old Chess Player

The Old Chess Player

 

i can see the old man

sitting inside of his dark cell

 

a chess board

sits in front of the light—

 

the shadows of queens & kings

motionless in time—

 

no motion forward—

no motion backwards—

 

time stuck—

 

the old man thinks:

what is

the next thing

to do

in this world

of white and black;

 

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