Big Lift Ferry Poem F013

What can I say?
It’s been a full moon –
Two times thirteen date –
Wheel of Fortune daily Tarot Card –
Kind of day




Copyright by Minh Tan on listed dated of completion.



Notes to this poem…

This day started out normal enough… then just got stranger and stranger until I put it all together as to why.

It’s a full moon, for starters. Technically it is now even  though on the calendar it’s tomorrow. The time of it on universal time translated to Haligonian time shows it is a full moon now. The moon was definitely large and full.

I had drawn the Wheel of Fortune for my Tarot card of the day this morning, specifically the “present” meaning:

“The Wheel of Fortune in the present is perhaps the most momentous placement of any one card in any position in a Tarot reading. Get ready for fate to smile on you and transform the circumstances of your life into a manifestation of your self-awareness. This is a great card to receive in the present position when you have reached a level of knowing yourself well enough to spot the times you are letting yourself down. If you have been taking responsibility for your actions lately, this card in this position reinforces the power that comes with owning your decisions.”

I do read and have Tarot cards because of it, in case you didn’t know. But I thought I’d just offer the full link rather than me write it out cause I ain’t got no street cred with Tarot cards, not reading them in the streets for money like I could be. 🙂

Not all of my fortunes were good, though, which was explained by the date of the 26th. That’s two times 13, which is my unlucky number in life via evidence, not belief. I could write a small book to stories about how that is objectively true, with small stories like today, to big ones like how a book print job I had designed for and sent to print came through without the page number 13, despite it being in the file and proof approved by the client! Somebody paid big for that one, though not me.

Anyhow, nothing really bad came out of it all. Everything rectified itself via Fate and kindness of some, like my friend Adrienne who gave me supper while I stopped by to pick up some tools I had left at her place while last visiting. I passed on that kindness in a small way with a bus transfer I gave to someone who needed it as I had barely used it to cross the harbour by ferry to get home…. which got me, and the readers, this little ferry poem that happens to be the 13th in my Ferry Poems collection. 🙂

The F-series poems are part of a collection composed on my ferry rides across Halifax Harbour when the buses aren’t crossing the MacDonald bridge due to the Big Lift bridge redecking. This should keep happening until at least December 2016.


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