by K.G. Strayer
Find a picture of yourself as a child and set it in front of you to look at as you shuffle your deck. You might consider using two different decks for this spread, but it’s not required.
card and lay it face down in front of you vertically. Draw another card and lay
it on top of the first card horizontally.
(vertical) card governs your child self in this poem. What memories come to
mind in relation to the significance of the card? You might write a list of
images that those memories bring up for you.
(horizontal) card governs your adult self in this poem—how your adult self is
animated by the memory conjured by those childhood memories.
beneath peeks through above and below the card on top. Your poem might also
explore the ways your childhood self shows up in adult situations. What is
obscured? What is left? What shines through?