All in One (A Queen Villanelle)

  • Armin Hamrah ’23, photo from Unsplash.com

A multifaceted mastermind

The queen is a supreme tactician

More powerful than its factors combined

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Forks and pins are easy to find

Commander of the mission

A multifaceted mastermind

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A unique piece, one of a kind

Igniting the opponents’ demolition

More powerful than its factors combined

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Ventures upon spotting a line

Regardless of its disposition

A multifaceted mastermind

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When attacking, trades declined

Checks are in its intuition

More powerful than its factors combined

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Few restrictions, undefined

Capable of fianchettos and infiltration

A multifaceted mastermind

More powerful than its factors combined

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