David ArnoldSouthern California, United States
> "Chess" by Rosario Castellanos
> Because we were friends and sometimes loved each other,
> perhaps to add one more tie
> to the many that already bound us,
> we decided to play games of the mind.
> We set up a board between us:
> equally divided into pieces, values,
> and possible moves.
> We learned the rules, we swore to respect them,
> and the match began.
> We've been sitting here for centuries, meditating
> how to deal the one last blow that will finally
> annihilate the other one forever.