Tuesday, October 16, 2012



the girl who sees the rain
sees your death in the steam

sees the turning of the wheel
the clear note of a bell

the steam
not having risen yet
tells the story

while the wheel turns
putting you on the bottom

the bell
tea's ready

the heat can burn
her tongue
the pain away

Mairi Graham-Shaw
© 2012

Image links to its source
The Wheel of Fortune, Visconti-Sforza Tarot Deck, 15th century: Wiki Commons – public domain

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