The May installment of 11 months, 11 Readings—an oracle card inspired poetry series.
I went back to my shire, experienced a homegoing of the soul, and found I was not the same. Every great legend tried to teach me that after the adventure the hero never goes home who they were. Wisdom is always won the war way, and it is why I am only now beginning to understand all the things they claimed I would when I grew older. If all life is a story and I am blessed enough to make it to ninety, then the first book of my trilogy is ending, and a new tide turns to carry me to book two-- a double entendre of the surrealist kind. As I leave behind this era, I still feel far too young to be considered any kind of sage, but what I have been through has rendered me an elder. I want to be someone the younger queers look up and see, knowing that though they may have their own epic battles ahead, at the end of all things, they will survive, thrive, and find joy instead.
The is the May 2023 installment of the 11 Months, 11 Readings series, which features a new poem each month inspired by an Oreanam Oracle card that is drawn by the author on the first day of each month.
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