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.

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Bless the vantage point and the conscience, the silent nature in maturity’s phases; the muscle cramps and oxygen poor, the breathing deep and measured steps; the life insurance policies and family albums, neat pill organizers and dry cleaners; the legal documents signing milestones in champagne and silver; City Hall, imposing; the pain of routine, the city’s gooey affection growing all over desolation; the hospital smell; the subway smell; the newborn smell; the smell of garbage burning.

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