The Hierophant

Today, I pledge myself

Not to god, but to some

Dick who lives in Rome –

To live by alms

And take on poverty

Residing in a palace

With a gold-layed throne room

Today, I pledge myself

Forsaking the life of flesh

To be in holy bliss

To give up a life of family

And marriage and children

For a life of prostitutes

And mistresses and illegitmate children

Today, I pledge myself

Upon thy holy orders

To take upon this mantle

Absolving the sins of my sins

And the centuries of my sins

Carrying the cross upon

My blood-stained hands




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.