Flaming Hair

Fiery and bright

And severely put –

I glide to you

Though even moths

Dancing in a bonfire

Die in a wisp

In a dazzling light

Your furnace outside

My coals break within

Tossing embers and stone

And cut-up twigs

Engulf my face

With your shampoo

And make me breathe

The ashes of your

Cemented dreams




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.