If you want to see what other poets are doing this month, check out the NaPoWriMo/GloPoWriMo site.
I’m taking a prompt each day from a card from the Akashic Tarot deck, my current favorite deck, designed by twins Sandra Anne Taylor and Sharon Anne Klingler.
8 of Forces, The Lightning Bolt, reversed
When the earth is very dry
is when the storm comes
and all that the earth is opens
to receive that beloved sustaining
water, reliever of thirst,
sister of joy and mother of love
and the earth will live another day
so comes the lightning:
Illuminator and Destroyer
that sizzles the nerves which
are branched like a tree spreading
out from the brain root, branched
like a lightning bolt from the sky.
If you survive this, you will never
be the same. Sometimes all the love
in the world, this force born
of the union of sky and water
and earth is unbearable. Sometimes
it burns, it breaks, annihilates
and always it transforms.
But suppose you turn it upside down:
now the rain is settling down, now the
spark the light comes up through you
into the world, your reach a wide
embrace, as a tree, the power now
is yours to own and to wield. Use it,
direct it, let it illuminate the world,
let it not destroy you.