Sagas Among the Arcana: So infused with it

The knight of wands is pulled — passion
The ten of wands is pulled — burden

Look at her, so infused with energy she’ll do anything. She takes pleasure in it.
Wholly inspired by it. Some say she’s sick with masochism, but they’re
simply jealous of her activism, her idealism, her passion prison—
(yes, she’s built herself that prison, just wait till her light dims)
She sees the sun shining every day; still cloudy? She imagines
it anyway. (sometimes, she imagines those heated rays
burning her; sometimes she imagines serpents
slithering up her.) If you need anything
ask her anything. She’s a valiant helper
(never talking of how it burdens her.
Sometimes, she lays flat on rancid,
dusty floors, imagining herself
a carpet at the door. She never
minds being stepped on, she’d
just rather not be torn.
So she becomes worn).
Look at her, so
infused with
energy, she
‘ll do any
thing.
She
tak
es
pl
es
su
re
i
n
i
t.

Look at her, so    infused    with energy she’ll do anything. She takes pleasure in it.
Wholly inspired by it. Some say she’s sick    with masochism   , but they’re
simply jealous of her activism, her idealism, her passion prison—
(yes, she’s built herself    that prison   , just wait till her light dims)
She sees the sun shining every day; still cloudy? She imagines
it anyway. (sometimes, she imagines those heated rays
burning her; sometimes she imagines serpents
slithering up her.) If you need anything
ask her anything. She   ’s    a valiant helper
(never talking of how it burdens her.
Sometimes, she lays flat on    rancid,
dusty floors, imagining herself
a carpet at the door. She never
minds being stepped on, she’d
just rather not be torn.
So she becomes worn).
Look at her,    so
infused with
e     ergy, she
‘ll d   o    any
    thing.
She
tak
es
pl
es
su
re
i
n
i
t.

suparnah

Suparna Hande is a junior majoring in Creative Writing & Literature and Asian Studies. Her current series, Frivolous Fairy Tales for Modern People, features short fiction written in the well-known fairytale form, but in a modern context. Her pervious series, Sagas Among the Arcana, included poetry and fiction based on weekly tarot readings. In her free time, she enjoys playing the violin and dancing.

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Joanna
1 year 2 months ago

“She never
minds being stepped on, she’d
just rather not be torn.
So she becomes worn).”
This is great

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AJ Dagenais
1 year 2 months ago

I like the idea of a passion prison– wanting to help/be involved but also, at times, being taken advantage of