She dropped of her
red dress and sunnish wreath.
Walked through the town naked.
Everything went silent.
Her body was steaming
as she swayed in the chilly, evening air.
I was left in the middle of
soft, scented fog
with a bouquet of dried roses.
Before washing away behind clouds,
in the dimmed moonlight,
I felt her silky lips
kissing me goodbye.
Magic got soaked back into the sky
to float among the star dust.
I will wait for you to make it rain.
There is a rocky path,
small fields on the left
and a mysterious forest on the right,
Cold creek among the trees
running towards the lake.
A red short wall decorated with nettles
and a gate at the end of the road.
Winding hill, red brick steps on the side
with cones spread all around,
just like if someone dropped them in a hurry.
At the top of the hill, right behind the bushes
a castle surrounded by acacias.
In front of the entrance a nut-tree.
Further, rabbits, swings, a sandpit and a slide.
A small beach at the bottom of the hill
with a thick chain at the entrance
and a leaning willow at the bank,
next to a rusty, creaky pier.
Warm raindrops dripping from the sun,
air filled with whispers, magic and wild mint.
Black night sprinkled with stars
mirrored in the surface of the lake.
God loves his witches.
Listens to their prayers,
Every fall drinks a cup
full of their tears, screams and whispers
and brings them back to life.
Decorates their paths
with rain of golden leaves,
baths them in the evening fog.
Women with burned roses pinned in hair,
eyes as cold and hypnotizing
as the moon enlightening the sky.
Each year they fall in love
with the sounds of wind
dancing in the streets.
God kisses them goodnight
blurring sweet, chilly air
on their tired faces.
Last night I got a call.
– The fall is coming.
The moon is getting brighter, bigger.
Air is getting sweeter, full of magic.
Star dust is sprinkling from the sky
and even pill popping ghosts are growing wings.
Knit me a dress from the evening fog
and watch me shimmer in a dim light of street lamps.
Back home wrap a blanket around my naked shoulders,
hand me a mug of hot, jasmine tea
and let in that chilly wind knocking at the window,
whispering all the secret spells, wishes, dreams…
I hid mine in the eyes, scared to say them out loud,
for during the fall everything can happen.
Especially when you are a witch.
That damn feeling which wakes you up early in the morning.
Dreadful dreams playing charades with my mind.
It is useless to know the future
if you cannot do anything about it.
Whether it is karma or a gift I wish it was gone.