You say it’s easy, in the way a game
of chess can be a choice of mate or draw,
you pray for victory and to my shame.
I wish for your defeat cause by our laws
you either win or lose; but if I say
it’s neither; that rules are often set
in such a way, we have to find the grey
between the black and white, and that my bet
is that a compromise can make us both
a winner and together we find growth.
November 19, 2016