Last night Mrs. F. and I were laying there, and she rolled over and said, "Pawn to King pawn's four."
So I responded by saying, "Pawn to King pawn's four."
To which she replied, "Queen to King Bishop's three."
To which I responded, "Queen's Knight to Queen's Bishop's three."
Then she said, "King's Bishop to Queens Bishop's four."
And I thought about it for a few seconds and then I said, "King's Bishop to Queen Bishop's four (matching her move for move, so I thought)."
To which she said, "Sorry honey, but Queen to King Bishop's Seven, Check and Mate!" And she rolled back over in that satisfied way that she does.
And there I lay looking up at the ceiling, having been thoroughly check mated, by a fools mate no doubt. And I thought God I love that woman.
By Fitzgerald used with the permission of the poet.
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6 days ago