Playing the Game is a poem from an ‘Anonymous’ author. I find it hard to believe that such a great poem has no author. Does anyone know who the real source is? Thanks to Colin for submitting it.

This comic is a continuation of the Poetic Justice saga. You can read the previous instalments featuring the same boy and his father in the following comics:

PART 1 Invictus
PART 2 If
PART 3 O Me! O Life!
PART 4 A Bird Came Down the Walk

I don’t have a name for the boy so I’ll just take a leaf from one of my favourite authors, Cormac McCarthy, and call him ‘the kid’.