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Thu Nov 1, 2018, 06:22 PM Nov 2018

The Pretender

as quiet stirs
morning readies
the Pretender
begins his day
with fervent thoughts
perhaps remorseful
made his move

sounds of clicking
escape the stillness
the Pretender frowns
aware of the big finale
instincts on high alert
fixated on retaliation
action is needed
…evaluate players
…divert attention
…now in position
…operation go

sounds of clicking
ends with anxiety
reluctantly hits send
the Pretender anticipates
but with unease
its intentional reaction
yet unknown
weary of the game
fearing the end is near
sits quietly
alone…in despair

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