The Call

crouching down is he

his words are pincers

that sink down

puncturing my skin

my world polished

by the ventricles

postering within

the body as the

movement pursues

and draws me to

the pain as if

tempering the child

within with the

threat or call of

punishment for

a prank uncommitted




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.