Playing the Long Game

As algorithms sift positions,
calculating countless moves,
exhausting with exactitude
successful possibilities,

a chessmaster
looks past the board,
laughs as grandkids
chase the dog.

Playing the Long Game © Copyright 2021, Robert J. Tiess.

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Submitted: September 27, 2020