• Jennifer MacBain-Stephens

Five Quantum Tarot poems // Jennifer MacBain-Stephens

Ten of Swords: Star Death

Drift into clouds

show us

the worst

you are about to

Break.

Text from Butler, Chris and Stopforth, Kay. Quantum Tarot version 2.0. Lo Scarabeo, 2010. Page 47.

Queen of Wands: Venus

She’s unhospitable / acid hot enough to melt lead

this metaphor at odds with beauty / superheated courage

the boldness of her seething

Text from Butler, Chris and Stopforth, Kay. Quantum Tarot version 2.0. Lo Scarabeo, 2010. Page 37.

Ace of Wands: Photon Mixed with Two of Wands: Planet Formation

demands (to be)

energy

pure

upsurge

electromagnetic

upsurge

pure

energy

demands (to be)

manifested

a vision coalesces

not the light bulb moment you planned

Text from Butler, Chris and Stopforth, Kay. Quantum Tarot version 2.0. Lo Scarabeo, 2010. Page 33.

Three of Wands : Cluster Fuck

mind bogglingly huge

This is effort

galaxies

dream

a thousand

explode

Text from Butler, Chris and Stopforth, Kay. Quantum Tarot version 2.0. Lo Scarabeo, 2010. Page 33.

Seven of Wands: Galaxy Collision

car crash slow

draw out your long stars

cosmic dust from each other

irredeemably altered

you have stopped

knowing what you want

now battle yourself

Text from Butler, Chris and Stopforth, Kay. Quantum Tarot version 2.0. Lo Scarabeo, 2010. Page 35.

Notes: Quantum Tarot Guide printed by CT Printing.

The Suit of Wands is rooted in passion and a spiritual component. There is no in between.

The Suit of Swords is rooted in opposition.

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Jennifer MacBain-Stephens is the author of three full length poetry collections: "Your Best Asset is a White Lace Dress," (Yellow Chair Press, 2016) "The Messenger is Already Dead," (Stalking Horse Press, March 2017,) and “We’re Going to Need a Higher Fence,” tied for first place in the 2017 Lit Fest Book Competition. Her work has been nominated for Best of the Net and the Pushcart Prize. She is also the author of nine chapbooks. Her chapbook “She Came Out From Under the Bed, (Poems Inspired by the Films of Guillermo del Toro)” recently came out from Dancing Girl Press. Recent work can be seen at or is forthcoming from Prelude, Kestrel, Yalobusha Review, decomp, and Inter/rupture. Visit: http://jennifermacbainstephens.wordpress.com/

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