i feel like a
m-m-m-monster, beast, oh my,
a failure at love, losing player in a game of
chess, only i cannot tell who's
in check here, i'm a little lost here, never did
quite understand the game, used to get
bested every time, but i can't stand
to lay down my king, forfeit, never
the game isn't over, after all, and
i can improve, improvise,
if i try.