Dead End

The last prompt of the month is to write a dead-end poem. A dark way to end the month since the random card drawn was the Knight of Coins, a coin of dogged pursuit of an unrewarding goal. (To recap, I have taken the prompt for each day’s poem and added an twist to challenge myself, a tarot card each day to go with the prompt, all of the major arcana, and then randomly drawn cards after that.)

This knight reminds me of Don Quixote, and also makes me think of the struggle so many face returning from war, from a difficult experience, or those in recovery. Often the only choice one has is to keep going and hope things will improve eventually. (The form is the Triolet.)

Knight of Pentacles - Labyrinth Tarot

Dead End

A weary warrior wends his way
Homeward bound from the war today
His horse is tired, yet he won’t stay
A weary warrior wends his way
If he stopped it would but delay
What waits for him, his sore dismay
A weary warrior wends his way
Homeward bound from the war today

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