April 28 NaPoMo 2021
#9
She Dreams of Licorice


They go by Margaretta and Johannes;
they buried Vati last year as he had
their Mutti in that famine long ago–
a starving time when Mutti had convinced
poor Vati to desert them in the woods
where wolves and witches preyed upon the lost.

Today they promenade on village streets–
Johannes who’s no longer little Hansel
who leaves no trail of pearls like crumbs behind,
with his young second wife and his three kids
preceded by a belly any witch
would laud and covet for its bacon store.

While Margaretta who’s no longer Gretel
walks darker streets with deeply shadowed eyes.
Those pearls they found inside their witch’s lair
twine in her mind with smells of licorice
and oven-roasting flesh; she hears witch-screams
for mercy in her childless, haunted dreams.
feedback award Non-practicing atheist
Reply


Messages In This Thread
April 28 NaPoMo 2021 - by CRNDLSM - 04-28-2021, 07:19 AM
RE: April 28 NaPoMo 2021 - by Majestic Sun - 04-28-2021, 08:35 AM
RE: April 28 NaPoMo 2021 - by CRNDLSM - 04-28-2021, 08:47 AM
RE: April 28 NaPoMo 2021 - by Mark A Becker - 04-28-2021, 09:12 AM
RE: April 28 NaPoMo 2021 - by TranquillityBase - 04-28-2021, 12:01 PM
RE: April 28 NaPoMo 2021 - by Tiger the Lion - 04-28-2021, 01:42 PM
RE: April 28 NaPoMo 2021 - by Keith - 04-28-2021, 08:22 PM
RE: April 28 NaPoMo 2021 - by Leaf - 04-29-2021, 03:43 AM
RE: April 28 NaPoMo 2021 - by dukealien - 04-29-2021, 11:13 AM



Users browsing this thread: 1 Guest(s)
Do NOT follow this link or you will be banned from the site!