Apotropaic Magic


morning reveals
the old tree’s protection
of dreamcatchers

Winter Dreams

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in the comfort of cattails
keeping watch
frogs and fish fast asleep

Thorns

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could we meet
in the space
between the thorns

Red Eft’s Rite of Passage

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orange his only protection
so many small steps in the long journey
from adolescence to adulthood

Armament

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a lace of thorns
such fierce protection
the wild rose grows

The Look

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breath held
drawing strength from stillness
mother eyes the giant intruder