i write for inner peace.
Patter Sketch: Cardstolgia
For A Pocket Discovery from Royal Road
when I pick up the cards,
I let too many moments shuffle by
Ask spectator to overhand shuffle deck
without stopping to take in what’s in front of me
spectator removes a thought-of card
it’s all borrowed, fleeting
Spectator returns card
irretrievable in the fast-forward movement
of numbered dates as they pile on top of each other
Card is overhand shuffled back into deck
these memories will someday be lost
indifferent cards shown on top
indifferent cards shown on bottom
what I once held in the palm of my hands
is now out of reach
Spectator puts shuffled deck in their pocket
our days are numbered
Ask spectator to give you a number between 1-12
let the countdown begin
Begin removing that # of indifferent cards from spectator’s pocket
that first night, I couldn’t sleep
by the second night, I was still figuring out how to hold her
on the third night, my swaddling skills improved
Continue recounting first days with Nali as you remove cards from their pocket
our memories come back
Before the last card is removed, name the color and suit of the chosen card correctly.
time stands still
Remove one last card and hold it face down. Ask spectator what their card was.
these are the moments I can’t let pass by
Turn over card to reveal selection
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