suicide chess

lately i find myself

playing ukrainians


they open well 

better than me

they know theory

but i’m sorry to confess

due to blunders, inaccuracies

i win most matches nevertheless

meanwhile i’m being slaughtered

by rapid-addicts

from other parts of the world

strange to be looking

for comfort

in war

betting on last pawns

we decline to resign

life as a pointless endgame