I’m the one behind the boulder: you can’t see me. Always the advantage belongs to me. On my console: you the white blip on a green screen. Pull the trigger: you explode light unseen. Close up too close: I can smell your breath and sweet sweat. Gamer convention: was that where we met? I feel you weight as we begin our last dance. Breathe in my ear that’s the end of romance. We fumble together, it’s a surprise attack. You lead me, step by step, I can’t lead back. We find each other’s knife, both strike together. Last time a soldier was this close, I died to her.