The Powers That Be

Mate

A vast blue and white chessboard sky
floats games above our heads.
Queens make war with bishops and knights,
squat pawns plod forward, kill
on a sly diagonal slide,
while we see long slow sweep
of sunlight, shadows across fields,
which awe where beauty lies.

Mate

A vast blue and white chessboard sky

floats games above our heads.

Queens make war with bishops and knights,

squat pawns plod forward, kill

on a sly diagonal slide,

while we see long slow sweep

of sunlight, shadows across fields,

which awe where beauty lies.

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