Poison Hemlock


Poison hemlock,
Wrap around her breastbone,
Snapping the bone away,
Silky skin, violet and florid,
Out of wedlock,
Bubble-gum, popping,
Tea leaves stirring,
The illusion of self,
A voodoo doll and curse,

Four o’clock,
The town’s folk flock,
Idle on their lips, secrets,
Of a kiss, a witches spell,
Screaming bloody horror,
Altruistic, they unite,
Burn her at the stake,
her sins, recant tonight,

With her final words,
She declares her sorcerous ways,
Ajar, her neck,
Tighten the rope,
A hex, in her last breath,
The people a bleeding tourniquet,
The unknown must pay.

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16 thoughts on “Poison Hemlock

  1. My favorite lines of yours:

    Idle on their lips, secrets,
    Of a kiss, a witches spell,
    Screaming bloody horror,
    Altruistic, they unite,
    Burn her at the stake,
    her sins, recant tonight,

    The passion and essence you put on this poem.

    I can’t wait to read your book. Thank you Jennifer for you always being you. 🙂

    Liked by 1 person

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