Day 177 – Opponent

You will always win
every game of chess
you play against yourself
every story you tell
will be the truth
’cause it’s just one side

I’ve got in my pocket
the other glass slipper
the alternate version
of your fairy tale–
nothing ever ends
if you never learn

I hope you don’t
stay tangled up in
the merry-go-round
of infinite boredom
the easy checkmate
against yourself

I hope you hear the tale
from the other voices
who lived it too
I hope you one day
rise to the challenge
of a worthy opponent

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