King and Pawn

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We play in the park,
on the cement chess boards.


The children play tag,









Check.
You’re it.

I start every game,
Moving the bishop, pawn,
and knight,
so that I can cross the rook
over the king.
Castling.
I always get stuck.
He would take over,
playing two sides at once.
All the while explaining,
every move.
I listen
to understand better.



The Pawn protects
even if it is weak.
The King
is protected,
by the
pawn.
But the pawn
isn’t always there.

Checkmate.





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della louise said...
Feb. 19, 2011 at 1:11 pm
This is beautiful. You are very talented...I'm so proud of you.
 
dana marie said...
Feb. 19, 2011 at 9:41 am
to write from the heart takes courage. beautiful.
 
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