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Game Theory

Feint, parry, reassess.

Is this war
or just a game?

Check and mate.

We move our pieces
in the dark
so no one else can see
the racing mind
quivering hands
blood pulsating
with eagerness,
anxiety,
fear.

Anything to distract
from drab reality.

Each move you make
keeps me hooked,
curls its tendrils
into my brain
and around my heart.

Is this zero-sum, my friend?

Here there are no rules.

(No rules.)

The only way to win
is not to play.

This is a Three Word Wednesday post.

7 comments:

Stan Ski said...

All's fair in love and war...

January 30, 2013 at 9:18 AM
jaerose said...

Is not playing actually playing? My head is spinning wishing it was more logical..or less..no matter bored hands in the dark need occupation..love the opening three words..

January 30, 2013 at 9:38 AM
Sheilagh Lee said...

you have to play the game.

January 30, 2013 at 11:48 AM
SweetTalkingGuy said...

Good bluff!

Here’s mine

January 30, 2013 at 5:03 PM
oldegg said...

Games are training for war. When my brother bullied me as a child I was better able to suffer the slings and arrows of outrageous fortune later.

January 30, 2013 at 5:15 PM
steerforth said...

To play or not to play, that is the question :)

January 31, 2013 at 4:07 AM
daydreamerdreams said...

"The only way to win is not to play" Haunting and true! Well done!

February 1, 2013 at 7:18 PM