Deal of the Week: Eight of Cups

“Deal of the Week” is an updated take on the horoscope column. Bad advice, worse poetry, every Monday.

Art by Kevin Jay Stanton

This is not the place to swim, where the topography sand is not a valley for sleeping but a pool of rot. Unstick your gooey fingers from the dark sludge and think toward other states of being. Split feet from your fishy tail and find another lake; the wits and dogma you grew up with will protect you. You have so many realms to explore, hills and rivers to conquer in every corner of your brain should you know where to look. Find freedom when your eyes adjust.

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