Sunday, January 18, 2009

Mind Games

You know I will feint
I know you will parry
You foresee my disengage
Unless (ah hah!) I tarry

You know I know you know I
Will circle six and then riposte
My surprise—a four instead!
Unless I miss—and then I’m toast

My head is reeling from this game
of back-and-forth, observe, assessing
Far more quickly than I'd like
It devolves to second-guessing

Pick your poison, pick your cup
Offer me first choice in drinking
You are bound to win this game
I know my weakness—over-thinking!

If I could shut down my mind
Let my inner zombie drive
I could compete at this deception
See, react, evade, and thrive

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