The Lorelei Signal


Witchy Sisters

Written by Jennifer Crow / Artwork by Lee Ann Barlow


The season of spirits descends upon us:

Bare branches claw at the sky

And moonlight shimmers across a skim of ice.

Dance with me, widdershins

Scheming, sunwise dreaming.


Cauldron bubble, fire burn

Let us spin and vengeance earn.


We gather, witchy sisters, beneath

The effigy of malice, setting torch

To tattered threads and a sackcloth mask

Drawn crooked and stuffed

With moldy straw. We will dance

Around its dangling feet,

Each singing our own hymn

Of victory. May the skies witness

And kindle a deeper flame in us:


Cauldron bubble, fire burn—

We’ve waited, now we’ll have our turn.

J Crow.jpe

Shy and nocturnal, Jennifer Crow has rarely been photographed in the wild, but it’s rumored that she lives near a waterfall in western New York. You can find other examples of her poetry on several websites and in various print magazines including Uncanny Magazine, Liminality and Space & Time.


She’s always happy to connect with readers on her Facebook author page or on twitter @writerjencrow.