Three of Swords

THOSE TERRIBLE THREE WORDS,
the Tarot’s Three of Swords.
The sudden drop in oxygen;
the sickening of the stomach.
The burn
from the turn
and the twist
of the blades;
and the ache
long after,
it is everything
you’d imagined, 
and more,
but bReAtHe…
because the Death Card
is around the corner.