pomegranates and veils

the time for thinning veils

and the closeness of those departed

Samhain, I’ve been warned about you

so tonight, i’ll sit with myself

with a bowl of pomegranates

and remember that there are some pips

i decided to eat

and some that i didn’t realize

i’d swallowed

because not every initiation is chosen

and many steps just happen

because you were already moving

in that direction

this year, i have lost

(so many have)

this year, i have grieved

(so many have)

and this is not the end

 

the Beloved Dead

are not going away

they only get closer

and closer

and here

right here

 

so i’ll sit with the blood red pips

and lick my fingers

as the juice runs down

as the light changes

as the night falls

 

About the Author

I'm a Witch, a priestess, international teacher, often-vegan, invocateur, ritualist, drummer, writer, moon devotee, Sagittarius, and Reclaiming initiate. I am committed to facilitating community growth and connection through ritual creation, storytelling, moon magick, drumming, and embracing beauty in all of its forms. And I am delightfully devoted to Aphrodite, Hecate, Iris, and the Norns. You’ll often find me writing poetry, singing to the moon, crafting songs, and looking for a snack. Here, I'll be writing about the moon, ritual, rewriting personal and collective stories, and poetry. And letting inspiration take the lead.

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