A Joke

Thank you for taking back my stupid moves
She said
Playing chess.
Makes me feel protected
Then laughed in her usual
Way that makes me
Want to reach up to her face
Caress her cheekbones
And choke until I
Lose consciousness.

I never thought about
What I was protecting her from
Then she looked at me and said
– I loved him the entire time –
I guess I was the one who needed protection.
But what the heck, who cares
Let everyone love whoever they want
I loved her, she loved him, perhaps he loved someone else.
Perhaps that someone else loves me one day.

Oh! But wait!

What if two people love each other?