Sharp

Sharp

Rough-edged rulers

desolation and truth

silent witnesses

Sharp

A man shot on the back

Ten times, one more

than the next

Sharp!

ugliness grinning in a puddle

of purple blood

Sharp! Reset!

One blind

man; trying

to understand

what he saw

SHARP!

lovely grim

finishing us

blunt on touch but, no,

SHARP

we take a SWORD

heating it up, forging

moving on, perhaps,

unclearly, yet simply,

to the immediate depths of

the glorious recession

to try to destroy

the fangs of the

SHARP

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CARD DRAWN:

TEN OF SWORDS

THIS IS THE TAROT CHALLENGE, a 78-day writing challenge where everyday I pick out a random card from my tarot deck and write something about, against, inspired by, based on the card by the day’s end. The works can range from poetry to fiction to drama. When the card is from the major arcana, the title of the work should be the card name. When the card is from the minor arcana, the title can be different but the card drawn should be revealed at the end.

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