Bishop, king, pawn, and knight
I wonder who'll win this chess fight.

Rook to C1,
This game is really fun!

As I move a piece, which is my king,
I realize I made a wrong move that's got to stink!

But then I have an idea—a brilliant one.
"Checkmate!" I yell. Look, I won!


Age: 11, Weber Elementary, Grade: 6

This poem was selected for the 2012 Poetry in Public project, sponsored by the Iowa City Public Art Program. Poetry in Public displays poems by local writers of all ages in Iowa City buses, downtown kiosks, and select public buildings from April (National Poetry Month) through the fall.

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on June 18, 2012

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