3rd May 10
and in the shop…
“Meeting My Inners”
“The Gods Have Become Diseases”
pamphlet anthology –
“Gobby Deegan’s Riposte”
The Group, in association with Donut Press
“Deepening the Mystery”
There’s the jacket skewered to the chair,
yesterday’s socks on the carpet,
the fallen wallet, spine erect:
an open book, innards fanning.
I can lay each page out
reveal a Tarot – the owner’s arcanum.
My fingers cross the first card,
its numbers raised – a Nine of Coins
that says its owner is considered
secure for a loan, while
the office pass suggests where he stands
refusing to let the Tower fall.
National Trust, South Bank, R.A.C. –
the Emperor, the Lovers and the Fool –
give other clues, deepen the mystery.
I pull out the licence, see the photo
stare into its eyes – younger, perhaps –,
match them to my tired face in the mirror.
There’s no need
to ask the woman asleep in the bed
if she remembers my name.