I do the daily crosswords,
first on the computer,
and then in the newspaper
when later it arrives.
My wife does the Sudoku,
but I hate numbers
though I adore
the restless energy of chess.
Online games of point and click
deaden my brain and kill my eyes.
I lengthen my winning streak of patience
every day. Twice I have climbed
to fifteen hundred wins, then wiped
them out to start again.
Boring? Not at all. Anything to keep
the old grey matter ticking over;
anything to keep me
lively and alive.