The Art of Balance -X-

even witches

June 12, 2022 10:22pm Dallas, TX


“even witches”

Put us all
in a single room,
where all the deceased
bodies
and ever-living
secrets
are exposed and burned
in the clear light of day. 


And
(the best part)
they’ll still be
breathing,
still alive,
still able
to see, to hear, to talk,
conscious and not dead,
not yet,
able to pinpoint with
their own voices and
discover all it is you
actually do,
all your hands have
actually made,
all the hidden poisons
countless have tasted
from the forbidden fruit
your offer in your hand.

You heard me.

Turn the mirror
in the room to
where we can
ALL see each
other, ALL the
rest of the room,
ALL the sleight of
hands brought out
into the open, ALL
the half-truths, the
ones keept so very
dark
oh baby so very
secret
oooo baby so very
wicked
oooh honey so very is
naughty
oooh fuck the soul, and
meh to the kids seeing
sacrifice.




Sophia….

Sophia….


I went to your hell
and this is exactly
what it was like to
Me  


Control
Suppress
Wait Wait
Hide Hide
Tease Tease
Trick Trick
Agenda Agenda
Maneuver Maneuver
Position
Power
Fuck Off
Let Me In
Soul So Soft
Heart So Hard
Never Known Love
Tactics tactics
secrets secrets
Acts Real Safe
Really Fulla Shit
“I can
we can”
hush hush
lies lies
just wait just wait
till you lose your mind
I have to maneuver
she says
I have to position
she says
I have to ____
she says
  because I have to have the reigns
she says
because
I
    AM
               GOD
she says.

oh.
really?
isn;t that somethin.’



are
you
quite
certain?




My oh my,
what long and
sharp teeth you have,
“grandmother.”

You are
much greater
than you know.

Our voices, the
Ones you have
sent underground
for perpetuity, will
Rise, with or without you,
and tell our truths,
to you and others.


And we will learn,
– we who should’ve
learned first – we
will come to know
for ourselves, for
the first time, the
full story of your
lies
and endeavors
you so casually
ran after
in the name
of “soul”


without your ability
to shut us up and
keep us out and 
Control us and
Hide us and
keep us in your  
sneaky silly liitle
game for
children

I thought
you learned
the last time?


What if
all the lights
got turned on?


Wonder if
it’d make your eyes
burn


Probably.


Wonder if
it’d make your head
hurt.


Probably.


Wonder if
you’d get angry
If they took away
your access
to all your
chemical
addictions

I
wonder
if
your
juju
would
still
work
on
a diet
of
water
and
veggies
only
for
a
month


Hmmm?

Or do
your
powers
work
only
if you
are high
on green
or boy
or both?

I wonder
if poly 
would
still
want
a cracker
if allllllll
the lights
went on
and the fun
and the games
at the expense
of others (even
others unknown to
to you, within you)
with a little flash
of collective Light? 


Ding….Dong….
even witches…..
know their limits…

And now I know
why your face
was deceptive
and hiding
when I asked you
“How’s Steve?”

On the plus side,
I connected with
that man’s particular pain
for the first time that day
and understood him in a way
that no one else
ever will or could.

It hurts to pray for you.

I still do.

I love you.

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