Tagged: game

we are always one

we are always one
round away from winning or
defeat, cards up our

sleeves or in full display, it
matters less when you’re having fun
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we piece together

we piece together
the made-up old rules with the
made-up new, learn how

to play again as children
who have lost and found their way
.
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there’s a stark difference

there’s a stark difference
between the first and second,
sometimes fifth, time you

play a game – we all dabble
in rule interpretation
.
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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
.
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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
.
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with any game, we

with any game, we
dive in without reading the rules –
a divination
.
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** 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
.
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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
.
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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
.
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it is tomato