A Rook is a Castle.
A castle stands for strength and defense.
My life stands for neither.
Rooks have simple moves on the board;
they can either go forward or backward…
up or down.
I find that is all I can do as well.
The Past is a backwards move
and I make it far too many times…
and expose myself to being captured;
by old mistakes or choices
The Future is a forward move and I find myself
afraid to make it…
because of old mistakes and choices.
So–I sit. In my corner square.
Alone, resolute and paralyzed…
Until I am toppled.