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Throw the bones to reveal
secrets cloaked by the rose
petals shed at the request
at fortune teller’s waned bequest

the path beyond may be obscured
when the fates are then demurred
claiming that knowledge holds
the many dangers of tainted gold

convictions of joy embraced
divination now common place
ask the supplicants of lost hopes
what the portents may yet disclose

perhaps the gods will explain
their domain is prophecy
by auspices of the soothsayer
a glimpse is seen beyond the prayers.

© 2020. Sean Green. All Rights Reserved. 20200302.
Written by poetryaccident (Poetry Accident)
Author's Note
The poem “Soothsayer” is a consideration of the intersection of divination and religion.
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