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Black and white 
the pieces placed
it is not chess 
but a game called Go 
she conquers 
with every flip 
conversant with
the machinations 
of her enemies 

In chess the pawn
becomes a queen 
in Go she pretends 
for the glory 
every cry
every scar 
flips smoothly
her play; her finale 

Written for dverse Poetics: Playtime and Eugenia’s Moonwashed Weekly: Conversant.

I have never played Go but I was inspired by the Netflix K-drama The Glory where the protagonist uses the tactics in the game to teach the bullies from her past a lesson. While the show explores pretty dark themes…the way the game plays out is very rewarding.

Thanks for reading πŸ’•


Published by Aboli Mane

Poet. Writer. Blogger. I post short reads, and poetry on A Writer In The Room. I published my debut poetry book "An Aster's Solitude" in 2019. Currently: Writing my first novel, an animal fantasy in a fictional world. Follow me to keep yourself updated.

21 thoughts on “Go

  1. Sounds like an interesting movie. Strategic games are challenging and I’m sure good for the brain. In this case it is a metaphor for living. Nicely done, Aboli, and welcome to dVerse!

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