Poetry: Moon Spell

Peace has left
the green house
with Iris by the door
Cast out by the Walking Witch
whose heart is charcoal black
Warts and the summer moon
bear witness to her dance outside
the garden gate
“Manifest!”, she cries casting her spell
Moonlight jumping on extended arms
as they stir her cauldron sky
Curse without cause can not fly-
Fly it does from her fingers end
like sparks off the blacksmith’s forge
Children’s laughter sing like sirens
Pain plays the vocal cords changing the song
Those with ears to hear pick up the tune
Moaning prayers sing response
moves across the ground like fog
“Flame of love turn to fire
Flames at the windows
Flames at the door
Leave the house
pass by the Iris
NEVERMORE!”

Poetry: Fainting Spell

I drifted off to sleep
After years of standing still
The sun arched over me
Like a soldier marching
Head slouched forward,
The arms gave way
Chin kissed the counter,
The music gently played
A spell, a trance
Fell over me
Spiriting me away
To a land of no worry
I feel out of bounds
Dancing in the night
Floating and swimming
In comforting darkness
Eyelids lift slowly and blink
Unable to focus on
The world around me.
To which world did I return?
No fear, a string around
The ankle keeps me
In the right space,
like balloons in a child’s hand
Fluid dreams, fainting spells
I’m paddling through reality
and a wonderland
Of forgiveness…
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