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Is This Deity A Goddess Or Witch?

I tried swearing at the garden pond,

to see if I could goad a water witch

into dredging herself up at at ’em

with enough pissed off vengeance

to take at least one body down.

I wasn’t decided on who I wanted,

squealing in her webbed, wet grip.

Half-thought if she came I’d go,

grab her right back with both hands,

test to see if she tasted stagnant,

or like spring water breaking free

after centuries underground.

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Carol Forrester is a writer trying to be a better one. She’s currently working on a poetry collection 'It's All In The Blood'. She has a 2:1 BA degree in history from Bath Spa University, enjoys judo at least twice a week, and tries to attend poetry events around the Midlands when she can. Her flash fiction story ‘Glorious Silence’ was named as River Ram Press’ short story of the month for August 2014 and her short story ‘A Visit From The Fortune Teller’ has been showcased on the literary site Ink Pantry. Her poems ‘Sunsets’ and ‘Clear Out‘ were featured on Eyes Plus Words, and two of her poems were included in the DVerse Poets Pub Publication ‘Chiaroscuro’ which is available for purchase on amazon. More recently her poem ‘Until The Light Gets In‘ was accepted and published at The Drabble and her poem ‘Newborn’ was published by Ink Sweat & Tears. She has been lucky enough to write guest posts for sites such as Inky Tavern and Song of The Forlorn and has hosted a number of guest bloggers on her site Writing and Works.

7 Comments

  1. Glenn A. Buttkus says

    I hadn’t heard of the “water witch”; nice take on vengeance. Not being a strong swimmer, I’m always afraid as I swim in deep dark water.

    • Water witch is more of a generalised term for certain characters from folklore linked to water. I’m not a bad swimmer, but I don’t like the idea of swimming in open water. I prefer to be able to see the bottom and extent of the body of water I’m in, and to be able to see exactly what else is in it!

  2. Seeking this kind of assistance brings great risk but also great reward. A hero(ine)’s encounter, very well told.

  3. I love this garden dowse. Who is trancing who, and should she nurse or hearse! Such deliberations attend the making of every poem, I think.

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