“Chess Match in Brooklyn” (poem)

Thank you El Portal of New Mexico for publishing “Chess Match in Brooklyn,” over twenty years in the works as it was written around the latter part of 2000.

While I cannot exactly remember when it was drafted, I can glimpse back to a day in NYC, soon to be on route to Washington D.C., sitting on a black couch where some of the attitude of this and a few other poems from that time developed – and which remain with me after the moves, visions and revisions, and evolution.

The below links to what’s out and about, which I just found! I never did see the Fall 2021 hard copy of El Portal – don’t need to – but people in New Mexico did, as they invited me to a launch party – a delicious and mysterious bi-continental twist.