Tagged: game

perhaps when one sheep

perhaps when one sheep
comes across another sheep,
there is a quick game

of closed scissors or opened
scissors – two out of three leads

when we were young, we’d

when we were young, we’d
pretend to be one another’s
echoes, however

imprecisely carried out,
cushioned by resounding laughter

with any game, we

with any game, we
dive in without reading the rules –
a divination

** in the absence of The Daily Post from WordPress, here’s your daily prompt: divination

three days before heading

three days before heading
home, a ball of nerves
tumbles in the chest,
jostled and batted around
like the best
game of post-election
pinball ever played,
where the score is
already in the trillions,
you’re playing right
into enemy territory,
and all the flashing
lights, bells and noise-
makers seem to only make
the ball move faster –
keeping up is essentially
adding so many
zeroes and counting on
that slingshot save

because we have become

because we have become
one another’s best
references for joy,
love, loss, and pain,
we can make new
discoveries with more
clarity and in half
the time and effort it
would take were
we to go at it
alone. when life
is a big jigsaw, and
time is a toddler caught
stealing pieces, it’s
always better to
have an ally

there is something to

there is something to
childhood friends –
rock, paper, scissors –
agreeing to one-up
each other for the
rest of eternity,
building strength
to face the rest of it all

it is tomato

in the middle of

in the middle of
the night, the mind runs
errands the body
pretends to know
nothing about,
reshuffles everything
we’ve said or felt or
said we’ve felt
so that there are
new hands to play
by morning, with
over two-point-five
million possibilities
hidden beneath
our poker faces

we take turns holding

we take turns holding
the conversation like a
cat’s cradle string game –

you pinch these figures into
meaning, i hook, dip, and pull

after awhile, the

after awhile, the
state-space complexity of
you and me becomes

reachable, even if we
factor in weaker moments