Red and black cards, fifty-two moving
from deck to table in line,
seven stacks, black and red descending.
Without royal support, the numbers
will not fall down.
Without space, the royalty cannot
take hold. The elements
of earth and air, fire and water
are all there, the elemental
forms can lift the face
cards up, transcending the shortening
fields as the handheld pile dwindles.
There are no knights,
no higher arcana,
lonely nights are less so,
just manipulating the parts of matter
and learning how the numbers move
down the lines that finely done
raise up the kings and queens.