Lust Among the Chess Pieces
Black knight of the cross
Master of airs above the ground,
you caprioled over my board in full panoply
rattling the table with the
arrhythmic syncopation of
your strabismic stallion's hooves,
lance proudly gripped in fisted mail
as ready to conquer as cavort.
You swept away the pawns
outmaneuvered the Bishop, but
when the rook screeched his mock
from the high castle corner,
your stiff King of ebony kings
fell dead on the milk blue breast
of the rose white Queen.
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Sunday Challenge: Photography of Gemma Wiseman
for A Word with Laurie, who featured the word 'demarcation' in her challenge Friday.
Process notes: 'Airs above the ground" is a comprehensive dressage term for various jump movements the horse performs with two or all four legs off the ground. A capriole is one such, according to dictionary.com "..a movement in which the horse jumps up with its forelegs well drawn in, kicks out with its hind legs in a horizontal position in the air, and then lands again on the same spot..."
Image: Outdoor Chess Game, © Gemma WisemanUsed with permission