Saturday, 9 March 2013

In A Conspiracy Of Shadows And After Images

In a conspiracy of shadows and after images
a witch finds a place to stand in the corner of the room
The place she chooses is a white wall
wearing her black dress and wrapping of tattered cloak
double take but she's too clever for that
A year ago she cursed a boil to bubble under a tooth
Sent you away to make your own way
The city too close for comfort
The year turns as it is supposed to do
and a closer inspection in the mirror
keeps your face at a distance
discarded chicken bones
bring down the crows
from their chimney homes
while the first breath of snow
finds you disorganised and dreaming of dinner

2 comments:

  1. you've an interesting and unique way about your writing. i really enjoy it.

    xo
    erin

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  2. Great. I'm glad you've got something from this, and thank you.

    ReplyDelete

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