First Light

I woke at 1:30. I really did not want to. I sat in my chair and tried to read myself to sleep. Now, it is past four. The city seems silent. That’s just relative though to the noise that will all too soon begin again at the construction sites surrounding me.

The chess set V gave me for my birthday sits beside the table where I write these words. The pieces are set to a game an opponent postponed for over two weeks. His profile states he is a Gambiteer and good at it. I played my King’s Gambit against him anyway. He is better than me. He’ll beat me, but not as easily as he thinks.

Chess seems an abstract game far beyond my comprehension. I seem incomprehensible to myself even in my simplicity.

The first light begins to illuminate the tops of the buildings around me.  I cannot sleep.

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