his face painted a shade of white,
and asked for me that I should write
so that the game may go on.
Anything in service of the Queen of Wood,
said I, as any and all good dolls should.
I shall endeavor to do some good
and help you in moving a pawn.
You have found the first password:
'The Dance of Death' as it's referred.
Now let's continue this theatre of the absurd
and see that this game is won.
In a race on land or sea or air,
it does not matter where
you go or how fast you run
you're always halfway there.