Saturday, February 11, 2012

Bored Games

We pull out the board and all the pieces.
But the rules are lost so you make them up as we go.
We both want to win the game.
But without rules, playing is difficult.
The beginning of the game is thrilling--there are so many pieces.
Pieces and cards I've never seen before.
What is each one for? What can it do?
When play begins, things slow down.
Without the rules, I'm lost. I try to follow your lead,
but I'm not catching on. And I get bored.
Because I can't win a game when I don't know how to play it.
So what's the point in playing?

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