wildcraft my heart

©2022 Michael Raven

wildcraft my heart
wrapped in briar and
agaric, scrape the
velvet from my winter bone

do you smell october's
imminent arrival?

shadowcræft my spirit
slip nightshade
my tea, oh! belladonna
kiss me, again, oh! please

tick tock the years
burstchest my song...

we must have sticks
we must have stone
we must have meat
we must have bone