Ding dong it is midnight.

The wicked witch will remain.

She will be marked in daily blocks,

As we leaf page-by-page,

Through hardware-store calendar.


Her evil spell will be felt,

Throughout the coming dozen,

The 52 repeated stretches,

From Sunday through Saturday.


A toxic brew which she conjured,

Especially for our benefit,

A blanketing pox under which we live,

Will cover the days we inhabit,

An inescapable, personal burden.


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I've written off and on my entire life. It took years for me to finally take putting words together seriously. Now it's not, nor does it ever feel, like work. Writing daily has become habitual. No day is complete without words having appeared on the page.

Posted on March 22, 2016, in Poetry, Uncategorized and tagged , , , . Bookmark the permalink. 28 Comments.

  1. Wonderful, can’t wait!


  2. I’m not sure “like” is the right word for what I feel, but it was the only option. Lol! Better to say that I was moved by the well-crafted words, but a bit distressed by their content. But I suspect that was its intent…

    Therefore… good job, John! 🙂

    • Thank you, Lisa! 🙂 Let’s call it a stressful time that made the coming year loom pretty large in the window making me feel like it may very well wind up being more of the stressful same. 😉

  3. evil spell! Good one, John 🙂

  4. I agree with Lisa, well crafted and a bit scary,,

  5. Hmmmm…A political statement maybe?…There is a familiar odor to this witch…:)

  6. Came back to this a number of times, “a blanketing pox under which we live”. Bleak. But hey, bleak is just as valid as uplifting!

  7. Hi, John. How are you?

    Would you break down the meaning of this post for me please? Thanks!

    • Thank you, Aleks! 🙂 It was something written just short of the new year. There were a lot of issues and problems to be dealt with at the time making the coming new year look like it might be a trying time. I was preparing myself to survive the coming twelve months though it felt like there was curse or at least a run of bad luck place on the year to come. It’s great to meet you!

  8. Thank you for the reblog!

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