“SHADOW ROOM”

A man with three long arms plays chess

His two hands cradle firm his chin
The third is an appendage of his mind
Sliding solemnly his hand-carved pieces
Into evermore severe positions
In a lone, uncontested game of wit

With three arms he plays chess, this man

— Konstantin Kanelleas is a Greek-Australian poet currently working on his upcoming debut collection. You can find him on Twitter @OrthoKon