Oct 8, 2009


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I used to know a witch,

she lived in the

woods south of town.

Her house smelled like herbs,

and patchouli, and magic.

She baked with spelt flour,

and fruit juice sweeteners.

She made fairies

from scraps

of shiny fabric.

She roamed the

land in her van,

traded hats at barter fairs.

I was pretty sure she

was my soul mate,

but we never

made it that far.

She died while

i was away,

at my distant spot

in the desert.

She left me a

medicine pouch,

that guards my

dreams at night,

and guides me

as i find my way,

through homemade poems,

and wheat free cakes,

and every full moon

that spins overhead.

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  1. I really like that Dave, it wasn't what I expected, very clever imagery, extremely original.

  2. Magical, sweet and soulful. Very well done Dave.

  3. Sad and poignant. Hopefully, we've all had at some point such a person in our life.

  4. It's interesting what becomes someone's legacy left behind for the rest of us - probably never what they intended or would have thought would be. What will our legacy be we all leave behind to teach, point the way in life or comfort others?

  5. Found this wonderful site by accident-- so many lovely things-- did take and post on my SU page-- Weaver, and the poem with it--gave credit to you-- certainly hope that was alright-