More Check Than Mate


His moves push all her buttons.

He is a master

at manipulating her tears,

making them pawns in a complicated game of

more take than give,

more check than mate.

19 comments on “More Check Than Mate

  1. Robert Rife says:

    Uh oh. Don’t like the sound of this (although I like the poem!)…

  2. Let the sun come up and dry all the raindrops for the leaf to proudly show its fresh colors!

  3. russtowne says:

    “Like” (Since WP won’t let me push the “Like” button at your site, I’ll “Like” you in another way!)

  4. Debbie says:

    I really loved this, Melody, and how you played with the words. Plus the photo was wonderful!

  5. Pam says:

    Beautifully done, Melody. I love reading your poems – they always deserve multiple read throughs.

  6. Nice play on words, Melody! It really does look like a board game.

    Blessings ~ Wendy

  7. Caddo-Jael says:

    Too painfully familiar–I’m glad it’s just “explorative”, Mel. I prefer solitaire…

  8. RoSy says:

    An evil game.
    Great write out of that pic!

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