Brielle P. Chor

Singapore

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Literature!
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Piquant tastes
Chemistry geek

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Joined in May 2020

Message from Writer

There’s a stake in your fat black heart
And the villagers never liked you.
They are dancing and stamping on you.
They always knew it was you.
Daddy, daddy, you bastard, I’m through.

--Daddy by Sylvia Plath

Stalemate

November 28, 2020

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There’s nothing more tender
Than the exhilaration of a white-hot fever,
Recalcitrant in delirium,
Disturbing calm in display.
 
Like the game two queens play
Till blinkered to kings,
Till pawn becomes treasure
And treasure dies away.
 
It is the game that taps quickly to foray
And lays
Waste to regiment, clergy, royalty
As long as queens will try.
 
But it is the rarity of cunning
Charity; an innocent trick,
The consensual gambit
That percolates routine,
And have queens
Rip off their black-white sheens,
To reveal two players, seeing.
 
And players don’t always see,
So they play their queens,
Their kings away;
For a conspiratorial victory-----
 
An emptied army,
A nugatory piece,
Neither moves,
Neither loses.
 
A white-hot stalemate on the board.

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6 Comments
  • AJ - Izzy

    Woah, this is so powerful! I absolutely love to play chess, I really feel this piece and the imagery is on point. Amazing writing :)


    about 1 month ago
  • mirkat

    wow, so powerful and i love how it's pretty elusive. i want to know more! i agree with the earlier comments: love your metaphors. keep writing! <3


    about 1 month ago
  • elliem

    I love your elegant writing style! You wrote this in such a clever way, and the images are absolutely gorgeous despite how dark they are. Your vocabulary is fantastic.


    3 months ago
  • Century Friend

    Love the metaphors and imagery you wove together here. The whole piece is beautiful, and the first stanza drew me right in — "There’s nothing more tender/Than the exhilaration of a white-hot fever,/Recalcitrant in delirium,/Disturbing calm in display." Incredible job :)


    3 months ago
  • Theo_13

    You have the most flowy and graceful writing I have ever seen on this platform. Wow.


    3 months ago
  • Inimitable

    I love your writing style! It's so beautiful and raw, and the metaphor was top-notch. Great work!


    3 months ago