I thought these were poems, but they turned out to be...
Towers & Fools
I like to build mind-towers, solid places
Just when I think I'm finally
I think I have just been warned
of those who are filled by the Light - all of them
have been on this journey. They went into the wilderness, stepping,
like fools, off of the safe paths, into the waiting hands of God.
This is the fool's journey of the tarot,
If you know a good shortcut, please tell me now.
These were both written in July 1994. If you have a shortcut, don't bother to tell me now - I have been through the fire, yet again, and am quietly licking my wounds and reassessing my future. On second thought, if you do know a shortcut, maybe you could tell me so that I'd know next time. There always does seem to be a next time, even when you think you've finally got it.
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