261 – Castling

Towers, knights,
Bishops and queens.

This used to be
An intelligent game,
Based on wits, logic,
And strategy.

But that was before
The kings changed the rules
And stole the board.

They made pawns
From all of us,
And turned the game
To fucking checkers.

They’re sure
A golden checkmate
Is the worst
That could happen.

They’ll be be so surprised
When they realize the revolution
Has no rules.

When they find themselves alone
While the board burns
Beneath their feet.

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