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ODOP: The Fortunate

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All the others, it seemed,
Could draw nothing but devils and deaths,
Upside-down cups and pentacles.

The worst fortune was left to me:
I alone of us all drew
Great wisdom, long life.

And now darker far than a dark moon
On a dark night are those faces
I once loved more than my own.

Copyright 2010 Jobey George.

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ODOP: The Educated Man Goes to a Gypsy

No matter how often
I ordered the lady
with gauze to her elbows
to shuffle the Might-Be
and Won’t-Be, and Beware
and Nevercome, to add
the Will-Come-to-Pass to
the Might-Have-Been,
working the sum of the
Would That It Will Have Been,
the final card, in every
seven-pointed star, is death.
His creaking, apologetic.

Today’s poem created at the request of Lelo. Feel free to leave your own requests!

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