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Several moves ago, pizza and checkers

beneath the weakest of efforts from tungsten.

Presently, chess and escargot

above immaculate travertine.


It remains difficult to know

which dame is more complex.

Perhaps it would help

to sneak the light of scars


from the kite’s sky —

remove that hat, too.

For now, though, another double jump

and knight takes bishop…

Near Final with Edits
Final Draft (Journal Version)
Tile and Legs
Morning Latch
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