Speed chess, the hard way


I surfaced and I breathed again.

Turned it all around. And then

I held her in my hand.


She told me that she’d been learning

speed chess, the hard way; she’d finished

Falling For Philosophers by Ezra Maas.


And on a towel in the bathroom was an impression

that appeared to me to resemble, from certain angles,

aspects of the Turin shroud.



19 thoughts on “Speed chess, the hard way

  1. Love the Turin shroud bit; I saw a carrot at the weekend that looked an awful lot like the bottom half of a girl I once knew….I should have taken a picture, but I was hungry….

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