The Ace of Swords
Had I known what you were
when I drew you from the warehouse floor,
I’d have taken note of how you were laying,
but when I did recognize what you were
you were no doubt upright in my hand
and that’s good enough for a surprised novice like me.
I’ve never put much faith in your kind of divination.
It all seemed like a load of well-meaned misunderstandings
thriving on a copious amount of coincidence.
Still, I can’t deny your timely appearance
when the mountains ahead oppressively overshadow me
in the systemic absence of my God and all I’ve believed.
Seems fate has provided me with a weapon.
A supervisor seeks my demotion, or termination,
for daring to question his lackluster leadership.
Thought he gossiped to a trustworthy compatriot
who relayed the news to me as soon as the chance came up,
not far from where I first laid eyes on you.
It is encouraging, and empowering, to know there are still
forces of good willing to fight by my side,
and a fight it will be with a mountain so tall.
But my gratitude will be eternally yours if you
wreath me in the victory you supposedly promise.
I’ll believe in anything that believes in me.
something so troubling
about a floor of swords.
good thing there was
Thank you! A whole floor of swords might have been terrifying.
I like it!
I’m sure you’ve looked up the meaning. But. From Biddy Tarot:
“The message is clear: with power comes responsibility. It will be up to you how you leverage the opportunity for the greater good of all rather than for selfish or aggressive power. You will need a strong heart and mind and need to see how to best use your power for the service of others and yourself.”
I know this is You, anyway. But sometimes in crossroads moments, a reminder from a brother is welcome.
Be You, Philip.
But be strong (of mind and spirit). 💙
Ah, yes, Biddy, which I was indeed looking at. The paragraph after that “encourages you to pursue the truth of the matter and to find justice. You may champion a cause or stand up for your rights or the rights of others,” which is so crucial to the battle I am fighting. I have a right to be treated like a human being.
I ultimately decided to leave the poem a bit vague in terms of the particular conflict in favor of my relationship with the Tarot card itself, which doesn’t really agree with my practiced Catholic faith.
Nevertheless, your admonition rings true and I appreciate it. Humanity is easily lost in war and maintaining myself is both my biggest challenge and exactly what I’m using this Lexpomo for. Thank you fof everything.
Indeed! And that focus made it far more complicated/intriguing a read. The tac I took was simply because I see a lot of the same drives and personal morals/strengths in you that Others have told me I have had. And this world can sap us silly and attempt to change who we are.
Rooting for you! Keep going, man!
The world needs to be alert to mystery. Thank you!
Yes, keeps things interesting and creates opportunities. Thank you for the comment!
“I’ll believe in anything that believes in me.”
Thank you very much!