Exploring Cartomancy; Suit Themes

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Oh! Hai!

You decided to pop by the imaginary pub I have erected in the middle of etherspace?

Pull up a chair, grab your favorite beverage and sit down at what appears to be, erm, a very sticky table in a dimly lit corner of the friendly neighborhood dive bar. Hell, two-fist your favorite beverage! I assure you that my posts along these lines get more entertaining when your blood-alcohol level increases. I’ve got a deal with the bartender here — he won’t, under any circumstance, cut you off. [Waves down bartender. “Hey,” I say, “I thought we agreed you’d wipe this down before the guests arrived.” He gives a surly nod and I regret making a scene because the bar towel might just be a wee bit more seedy that the table he is wiping.]

[Cough, cough. Nervous tittering.]

Ahem… I want to dig into the next topic to consider: suit themes.

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Exploring Cartomancy, 13Mar23

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I want to reiterate, I am no expert in cartomancy and have no intention of turning these posts in to research-quality posts, so I’m afraid if you are looking for references, you might be disappointed. After all, I am just exploring and having fun, not trying to write an authorative everything-you-ever-wanted-to-know-but-were-afraid-to-ask post on the matter. This is just a little chat over a glass of something (water, in my case) like you might have with a group of friends at the bar and deciding that, instead of arguing politics, you’re going to listen to the idiot in the corner chat about “fun facts” that may or may not be actual facts about a subject that interests him.

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shadowdancing [A♠]

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cutting through scrim
bone knife flint
etched with marks
left by spirit guides
closed eyed sight
with kohl streaked across
shadowdancing thin

I am exploring cartomancy as a source of writing prompts; this is an initial attempt using an ace of spades, which was drawn just prior to writing the above poem.