Tag Archives: magic

spelling

When I first loved you, maybe I wrote your name on a piece of paper and floated it in honey, or maybe I chanted it at midnight, on a night cold as this one, where speech is visible as breath, … Continue reading

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Crone: Thoughts on seeing my roots for the first time in 20 years

It starts innocent:  What color is the hair I hid for 20 years, first for fashion and then as a shaytel of dark in a box I leave on a shelf, unused for 2 months. I have gone from maiden to … Continue reading

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magic

magic is simply wanting & letting yourself have one small thing the trick of it is learning exactly when to open your hands to catch it before it falls & breaks

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the stake

I will bet this life Jeanne d’Arc heard voices and so do I:  Not angels or other spirits, but voices of women called witches or even saints after their ashes cool. But she, and they were silenced, and the murmurs I … Continue reading

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