Chess

Chess

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

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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

About Leilanie Stewart

Leilanie Stewart is an author and poet from Belfast, Northern Ireland. Her writing centres around protagonists who are on a journey of self-discovery and who explore their identity by overcoming adversity. She began writing for publication while working as an English teacher in Japan, a career pathway that has influenced themes in her writing. Her former career as an Archaeologist has also inspired her writing and she has incorporated elements of archaeology and mythology into both her fiction and poetry. In addition to promoting her own work, Leilanie runs Bindweed Magazine, a creative writing ezine, with her writer husband, Joseph Robert. Aside from literary pursuits, Leilanie enjoys spending time with her husband and their lively literary tot, a voracious reader of construction vehicle books. CONNECT WITH ME ON SOCIAL MEDIA: https://mailchi.mp/17e6ca162ff3/leilanie-stewart-author

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