Monday, January 30, 2012

Opponents


Your move;
I wait  

You take your time to
take your turn.
I wait.

This is the game we play:
Your move,
while passive, patient,
plotting, planning,
in my head
I grow bitter
for this is the game we play.

You take your time to
take your turn
I wait.

Your move;
I wait.

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23 comments:

  1. Cool, neatly composed and a complete poetic thought.

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  2. Sounds like a lot of waiting going on
    Sure it will finish before dawn?

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  3. That is a cool game of waiting...if you like it that way.
    Not for me though ~

    http://a-sweetlust.blogspot.com/2012/01/honour.html

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  4. waiting is so hard for me though...but chess it is when kings and queens take the board...smiles.

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  5. Tough not to grow bitter and lose patience over waiting on such "games." I like this Mary, well conceived!

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  6. If you play lightning chess, you each have to move within, like, ten seconds. That would solve that. 'Course, you're not really talking about chess...so that would be some real slam-bam-thank-you-ma'm! LOL

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    1. Hahahaha! Yea...I don't like the waiting game, but also don't think I want a 10 second timer either. rofl Thanks for the chuckle!

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  7. I think Dan Savage would give some classic advice on this one!

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  8. The waiting game. Nicely described. I can feel its tension.

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  9. Oh yeah-- been there, hate that, but totally agree on the ten second timer. Great progression and sense of tension in this one, Mary.

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    1. Yea, not fun for sure. Thanks Hedge, I always appreciate your input.

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  10. Yeah, I have been there too and its no fun at all, just like going in circles until someone gets sick of it and gives up

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