tarot (let me tell your story backward)

i can tell this you
in pictures–
here,  flashed & thrown

in the movements of wands
the hope of cups
the sing & sting of swords
& the shine of coins

where the empress
embraces the fool
at the foot of the tower

our days numbered
& reversed

if I am the high priestess
crossing death

is possible

About Susan L Daniels

I am a firm believer that politics are personal, that faith is expressed through action, and that life is something that must be loved and lived authentically--or why bother with any of it?
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22 Responses to tarot (let me tell your story backward)

  1. Trent Lewin says:

    Well I love this Susan… epic feel to it, big.

  2. ruleofstupid says:

    It just staggers me the sheer variety of your topics and the consistency with which you execute them

  3. nelle says:

    We tend to think of it as in the cards, but perhaps the cards are in us.

    • I would have to agree, Nelle. When I read, I used to read the people through the cards–the cards were just a tool to that end. When I play poker, I read the cards through the people 😉

  4. Miriam E. says:

    very intense. what a great idea and poem.

  5. Green Speck says:

    It’s all in the cards !!!

  6. Easy on those cards! Reminds me of a Bond film where seduction was assisted by a pack of cards! Legally, what happened was rape!

    • Oh! Which Bond? Do you remember?

      As far as taking it easy on the cards, I am a reformed woman–have not touched them in over 18 years 😉 Well, the tarot, anyway–I do love to play poker, though!

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