©2021 Michael Raven

burning staves, jackblack hours
etch my flesh, blacken blight
cragface my granite grey
sung & spelled the old ways

sage smudge ash-kissed
fylgja blackwing guide me
to the wind gift my crying
dreamhowling with one
bloodwashed thumb pull lip

i am the dirt
i am the earth
i am the blood
mixed with the dirt

giving to the giving grounds
adding my lifeblood
to scarlet struggle

i yield
i yield
i yield
Photo by Bianca Salgado on

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