Ode to Chess, by Luigi Coppola
Ode to Chess
On chequered fields and perfectly square plains,
the Pawns advance in creep-crippled campaigns.
while Rooks right angle their masonry might,
the Knights stampede then duck/dive for the fight.
And as Bishops zigzag to capture Kings
(who inch about, whatever battle brings)
each Queen runs rings around their man
because they can.
Luigi Coppola teaches and writes in London, England. Poems have/will appear in: Acumen, Anon, Equinox, Fourteen, The Frogmore Papers, Gold Dust, Ink, Sweat and Tears, Iota, Lighten Up, Magma, The Ofi Press, Orbis, Other Poetry, Pennine Platform, Poetry Digest, The Rialto, THE SHOp, Snakeskin, South, Strange Poetry and Stride Magazine.www.luigicoppolapoetry.blogspot.co.uk
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