We Don’t Always See Parables

chessparable

The Universe is

not the opponent,

dear sister heart.

Queen to Rook 6

Bishop to Knight 4

It is simply

the chair upon which you sit,

the table on which you rest your arm,

the hand that lovingly wipes your brow

as you make your next move.


Words ©2014, Jen Payne
Image: Woman with Chess Table, Alexandru Ciucurencu


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