Peggy Liuzzi

When All Seems Dark

Turn the Tarot cards.
The Queen of Cups spills tears. Death
trembles for the Fool.

Dream of your childhood
home. Conjure up the spirits
who whisper there still.

In your empty bed
chant past lovers’ names aloud, 
a sweet rosary.

Wakeful at midnight,
wait.  On moonless nights, even
the heart hesitates.

Peggy Liuzzi has lived in Syracuse, NY since 1965 and is a graduate of Syracuse University. She is retired from a long career as a teacher, advocate and director in the early childhood field.