I often move to the edge,
where I can stand and
simply observe a while –
for in this game,
my next move will
most certainly be
I learned quite young, it was difficult to recognize the perfidious players while I was caught up in the hustle of the game myself.
The players can all look and sound alike. They can use familiar words, yet have an entirely different set of rules guiding their play. Or for that matter – none at all.
Ah, but when I take a step back – to where I can see the whole board – they’re really quite hard to miss. That always makes my next move quite clear.