All the More to Pump

confessions to my chiseled saint

knees scaffed on the marble

waiting for my boon –

jaw dropping in pray’r

and eyes sewn together

that moment when it all

rushes; a free release,

bathing in the holy water;

refreshing golden downpour

and a split release from

the countless hours working

for nothing but here

I am baptized in the

river of forgotten lore




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.