silk chess

Life’s chess board

Life moves my pawn to the dungeons

I rally,

Cut swaths in the ranks with my knight


Life subpoenas my queen

Makes her cry

My bishop overthrows the decree


Life stalemates my king

I save him,

loose a rook


Life plays

I retaliate

Over and over and over and…


Neither getting tired

The years roll by

Bringing a new game each day


Silk bath

She slept and dreamed

Of snakes and silk



She turned and tossed

In cool sheets

Soft and smooth


She stretched her hands

Felt for her face

Woke up startled


For she slept a girl

But woke up-

Medusa’s child


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