Poker Tells


stories need readers

–but reading’s not static…

the saga that’s sensed

depends on schematics,

since lines read

and minds read

are different in layout,

the reader in

need of

perception to say out—

–loud what the tale is,

the plot, and the premise,

though tea leaves


prefer pots & tempest,

and runes strewn

are no boon

without a clairvoyant,

as lined palms

want shaman

or else just annoyance…

while books and

the looks on–

–faces are altered,

by author

> of either <

not reader,

nor watcher,

since what’s

“loud and clear”

can act out a riot,

and “it” reads

like weeping,

if doubtful–just try it

yes, reed is the


for writing on wall,

the fine print

bears squinting,

or don’t read at all.

©Karen Robiscoe

About Charron's Chatter

I bring to you an arrow, whole, Use it, or break it, But if you choose to take it --Know-- With it also, I will go. © Karen Robiscoe @1992

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