Board Game (Left Panel) - a graphic manipulation by T Newfields

Board Game


The universe is a chessboard
& we are pawns in an elaborate game:
while some players advance their fortunes
others are knocked away

Victory requires concentrated focus
& should be sought resolutely

In life second-best isn't good enough
& when opportunities manifest
they should be seized

Adept players move
with dispassion:
noticing what others overlook

Those playing adroitly
enjoy success
as fools fold their books
Board Game (Right Panel) - a graphic manipulation by T Newfields

Nadia: This is not the way I see life.
Wan-Sze: Nor do I. However, many people regard life as a sort zero-sum "us vs. them" game.
Will: Perhaps multiple games are going on at the same time – some of them we are completely unaware of.