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“Witch Collections” – Poetry by E.H. Brogan

Witch - Theodor Severin Kittelsen, 1892
Witch – Theodor Severin Kittelsen, 1892

“Witch Collections” is one of four wickedly enchanting poems by E.H. Brogan in our Winter 2016 issue. (And to hear a recording of E.H. reading her poem, check out the Soundcloud file embedded below.)

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THE WITCH COLLECTS
warpaint over
the years, ancient
bottles of woad and slim
pine needles. Some spells must
be drilled into the muscle of
the heart. Some curses want
a large black dot, it’s
required – some wounds must amass
scar tissue in sleepy hoards if
they ever hope to finish
what they’re healing.

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