Apotropaic Magic


morning reveals
the old tree’s protection
of dreamcatchers

Sewn

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the spider’s thread
with tensile strength of steel
stitches dawn to day

Veil

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spider spins
a spiritual veil
between heaven and earth

Thread

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an icicle pendulum
suspended by a spider’s thread
metronome of sun and clouds

Hearts

Tender hearts bear their leafy souls
to the sun and the weather of the day
as the wind chime cheers them on
and a spider’s web holds them up.