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Life is a chessboard.

Black –  White..

Black pawns – White pawns.

Nihilism – Hope,

a two-sided coin.

My opponent is the self.

Each move on the life –chessboard

is a risk that must be taken.

Wrong choices come

to blind alleys.

The Lernaean  Hydra is lurking

in the dark;

one head is cut off

ten new ones spring up.

A mantle of Fear envelopes

the crossroads of my life.

Having come from a Heavenly past,

I find myself stranded  in the hellish present

hunting chimeras

in pursuit of  utopian dreams;

attempting to map out the  bleak future

before exiting this  mundane world.

© Ann Marie Zagorianos