The Spanish Poet Aleixandre said that life
Is a chess game between life and death
As I grow older it is more of a chess game
Between time and my agenda.
I don’t know how much time I have
or will have
But I do have a long agenda
People say that the secret to successful aging
Is having something to do
I say that the secret to having a successful life
Is having a lot to do
And the will to do it better
During the time allotted.
So life is more like a timed SAT test
than a chess match
And although I may not know whether to pick A, B, C, or D
In some matters
I can’t afford to leave a square blank.
Hopefully my score will get me into the best institution.