Call to the Hunt

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imagine
a woman unfettered
by writ pressing her down
strangling her spirit
taking her life

at least
the one she wanted
at most
the one she deserved

they piled rocks on witches
squeezed out words
foresworn
until last gasping breath
pressed out
denial or confession

held them down
filled lungs with water
tempting—
Witch save yourself!
All innocents drown

set fire at their feet
listened to screams
words burned in throats

always
life was the price
for the mistake of wanting
her own
say

now
how little men
have
little changed their skill
at the killing of witches
having their own
say

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One Comment Add yours

  1. B Hohl says:

    Brilliant. Evocative of our time. Of all times.

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