The difference between love and chess
Is that in one,
You can’t undo your last move.
We take turns in a game we both suck at
And just to dissolve the silence,
We stare at each other from across the table,
Not daring to move the pieces
Too slow or too fast.
The moment the clicks spell out
We both get up
And shake hands
To act as if nothing ever happened.
But I know I keep the score,