Chess

Chess

Metamorphosis of Woman/ Realms of Man – reversible poetry chapbook by Leilanie Stewart and Joseph Robert

http://meandibooks.bigcartel.com

Stalemate (page 6 – Metamorphosis of Woman)

You were playing chess with my soul

I saw you eat the pieces

As you went along

I watched the black and white squares

Slide into the abhorrent depths

Of my subconscious

You took my knight, but it’s okay;

I have another

I’ll have my revenge

I’ll stamp those L-shaped patterns

All over your sadistic mind

I can see that it’s going this way

So I’ll finish it off-

I didn’t checkmate your wicked heart,

That happened long ago

And anyway, it’s too cliché

My pawn’s at the other side now

Wait until my Queen brings forth

A whole new reign of terror

On your brutal, tyrannical ass.

© 2012 Leilanie Stewart

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About Leilanie Stewart

Leilanie Stewart is a writer, poet and literary blogger. Her debut poetry pamphlet, A Model Archaeologist, was launched in 2015 with Eyewear Publishing. She is a prize nominated poet, having been longlisted for the Melita Hume Poetry Prize 2014, and her poetry and fiction was selected for the 'Best of the Web' Storm Cycle Anthology 2014, published by Kind of a Hurricane Press. Leilanie is also Editor in Chief of Bindweed Magazine, a poetry and fiction online magazine that also publishes a quarterly print anthology. She currently lives in London with her writer and poet husband, Joseph Robert. Literary blog: https://leilaniestewart.wordpress.com/ Meandi Books: http://meandibooks.bigcartel.com/ Bindweed Magazine: https://bindweedmagazine.wordpress.com/

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