The feeling of being handed a checkmate
with no sign of hope for a fight
no glimmer of a victory in hand
an utter last move dreaded.
The cliff on which the game is played
a sheer face that shakes even the bravest
crumbling and withering the pieces fly
the game put on pause as the board wobbles on edge.
A struggle to gain the upside to no longer grip the rock
the grass above would be so comforting
more so then the fall off the cliff into the abyss
to stand shaken would be blessed over the unwanted hang.
To grab hold and stand atop the drop
even with the breath of the living still giving life
the game is un