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The Fool In Reverse: A Poem

"You’re not paying attention!" they say.

"You act as though you have no care in the world."

I keep walking towards my indecisions anyway.

I walk ahead with my head up high,

my naivety gets the better of me.

I needed a new beginning and thought it was worth the risk

To walk blindly into the abyss

No future plans just living in the now.

I want something new

And to reach it, I don’t care how.

I walk to the beat of my own drum as the ground crumbles behind me.

There’s no going back

At least not the same way I came.

Like Alice in her wonderland

Who lost her way

curiosity killed the cat.

"I’m still standing!" I yell

Untouchable to say the least.

I pride myself on risky business

and bad decisions

Inhibitions non-existent.

I am the fool in reverse.

Careless and free-willed.

I fear nothing.

This ignorance is bliss.

Background to this piece... I've been on a roller coaster of a spiritual journey for a long time now and for a while I've been turning to Tarot to guide me. I'm no pro at interpreting the cards but I like to think that when I do read cards my intuition takes control. This poem sprang from being called back to shuffling and interpreting cards, as I have not done so in a while. This is just a quick piece I whipped up while trying to remember what each card signified. I hope you enjoyed it!


**This is an original piece of fiction written by Desiree Gaitan. The stories belong to her. Names, characters, business, events and incidents are the products of the author’s imagination. Any resemblance to actual persons, living or dead, or actual events is purely coincidental.

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