boardgame

– brianprince

perry’s pizza.
newport beach pier
boardwalk.

hopscotching the
squares in the
sidewalk.

dodging the cracks
skipping hand-
in-hand.

along side shaking
the landscape
2 die.

God rolled snake-eyes.
sing songs. advance
two spaces

forward. hopping and
dodging the cracks
some more.

together. make way
for the pier.
jumping

from plank to plank
at the piers end.
hand-made.

sushi’s reward for
passing go.
slurp.

sitting on the edge
feet dangling.
dodging

the fishing line that
13-year old asian
boy cast

to bring home dinner
for his family.
burp.

jump down. double fours.
tumble together. move
eight spaces.

to lay in the sand.
sinking toes. holding
hand-in-hand.

i don’t want either
of us to win.
because

i never want
this game
to end.

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