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Witches

Perhaps you thought we were gone
when the puddles of fat and ash congealed,
and our stink unstuck from the back
of your throat. When you exhale

into the face of your wife, does she smell us?
Lately at night, familiar as cats,
we've taken to creeping into your room,
reeking of bonfires, empty-headed

pumpkins, poppets of wormwood and rue.  
In your sleep, you eat our bodies
and brag – come morning, you dare not
pass a hedge for fear of whispers

nor linger where three roads meet.
We are slowly collecting your fluids,
your fallen hair; we hide in your socks
like foxtail, we diffuse our dust

into all your meals. Soon we'll leach
as salt from your skin, fly like spittle
out of your gaping mouth. We are the hook
and the bait. We are always to blame.



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. Published in The Centrifugal Eye April/May 2011
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:iconhell-on-a-stick:
hell-on-a-stick Featured By Owner Jan 28, 2011  Professional Writer
i was just drooled upon by my gigantic black and white cat.
i think that is accolade enough for any one.

this doesn't seeem to need anything. a great surprise in the text so far....a new and interesting way of talking about this...a different voice for you too.
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hell-on-a-stick Featured By Owner Apr 8, 2010  Professional Writer
there are images that seem wanton and flagrant.
but who am i to care about that
i am just a messenger of messianic messes
and i am messing about because i can and because salshep will not return.

i am going to go set something on fire
now
and brood about you.
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:iconsalshep:
salshep Featured By Owner May 1, 2010
I'm not gone, dork.

Just.. lurking. :>
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:iconhell-on-a-stick:
hell-on-a-stick Featured By Owner Apr 8, 2010  Professional Writer
WHAT A POEM!?!
i mean
WHAT, A POEM?
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nunheh Featured By Owner Apr 6, 2010
Now I've got to look in my socks before I put them on. 'Tis a poor rascal indeed who has to be afraid of his own socks.
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:iconsalshep:
salshep Featured By Owner May 1, 2010
It's somehow worse, when there's only one of each colour.
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:iconnunheh:
nunheh Featured By Owner May 3, 2010
That's why the financially gifted only buy one color.
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:iconbrassteeth:
brassteeth Featured By Owner Apr 5, 2010
Your first person here serves the piece really well.
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:iconsalshep:
salshep Featured By Owner May 1, 2010
Thankyou. :)
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somnomollior Featured By Owner Apr 4, 2010   Writer
Rich and thick (it the best possible way).
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