This board,
it has a checkered past,
for its pieces were never made to last.
So, now, it's bullet games
to end things fast;
not even time itself's eternal.

Pawns when pushed too far
would turn their backs
if only they could,
while your truly noble Knights
play for the other hand.

Separate, Rooks cross themselves,
but not for their own sake,
as a Queen with Time runs around
...On all she can.

Bishops in this set,
as with many at first glance,
seem as pawns,
but here they've elected to act like them too.

And now captured, the king is cornered
with little else to do
than malign your intuition
with the point of a finger at you.