Why I would ever give
my heart to you young woman,
I will never know,
for chess reflects your conduct
more than I bear to convey:

Trying to win
before begun has even
...with little care of consequence.

And only a pity to me - not defeat that time,
you told before it was;
for then chess would completely embody your life
–That which fascinates me.

So now to my essence
where I can see
no other moves
than those you have offered
at such a cost
as I defend
against wild hearts
as yours