It was the thing, maybe least
to our notice, which caught my eye;
upper floating pupils of the Sphinx
on the left.
(I’m not good at this game.)
I do all I can to put aside all the –
in your face – Princely come-ons.
How annoying to always have a sword
close to hand! But, I like the honest eyes
of the sphinx I’ve already mentioned.
The heavy breasts of the other held
an honesty too.
Oh, please don’t make me
make a choice, one or the other.
They both seem so human.
It’s neither of them who
seeks an answer to the question;
to which shoulder will the Charioteer
raise his hand? Whichever one;
one thing is certain. I am the
only one here who can make
that move. And so the game
Benita Kape © 28.4.2018
And now for today’s (optional) prompt. Following Lauren Hunter’s practice of relying on tarot cards to generate ideas for poems, we challenge you to pick a card (any card) from this online guide to the tarot, and then to write a poem inspired either by the card or by the images or ideas that are associated with it.