You Can’t Win

The game isn’t meant to be won,
Merely played. That is because
The game’s creators do not participate.
The festivities are left for us,
Those not fortunate enough
To be born into the ranks of gameaker.

The rules do not exist for those outside
The game’s playing board. Whether square
Or circle, tokens are jumped or captured
At random discretion. Without consent.
If you’re involved in the game,
You’ll know it, even if you didn’t sign up.

Copyright 2012
A. J. Hayes
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