no draíochta days

©2022 Michael Raven

no more fantasies
hush now, please
no more spells
no draíochta days

no desire for hexes
or love philters
nor desire to make
clouds go or stay

desire to unlock doors
commune with spirits
howl with wolves
find the narrow ways

not see forward
nor see back
just wisdom, answers
but
no draíochta days

I might be the only one following the Old Ways who doesn’t dream of wrangling magick.

Based on what I read while I research these topics, I wouldn’t be surprised if I stood alone in that respect.

How to spirit walk & spirit talk. That is my one desire.

at the shore

©2022 Michael Raven

cool ocean waves
washing my burning
head at the delta
silt out of my ears
i hear raven
ticktocktapping
polished granite
at the shore

waiting for the tide
to drag me under
past doors to another
side, inside
where we can all laugh
about it over mead hall
banter instead
of me
washing my mind
at the shore