Haibun: The Long Game

playing rock game chess
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The silence is deafening,
tension taught as the tightest string.
We face not armies
but a hidden host
against whom we play
the game of our lives.

Who is first to blink?
Chequerboard duality
Playing the long game

copyright Francis Barker 2020

Haiku: Playing The Game

black and white people bar men
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Build up the tension
your fifteen minutes of fame
or playing the game

copyright Francis Barker 2020