The Chariot

At home, I am alone by myself —

confronted, toxic;

tapping away at the keyboard

until something meaningful

happens; like if I retype

Hamlet like a chimp

Later, I am alone with people —

but I am not lonely, their chatter

is music; the leaves are poetry

and the walking home is a journey;

and every step, every minute then,

beats every hour I spend at





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.