You Are The Cauldron

You’ve taken yourself, the cauldron

You’ve poured in spine of stress

Spleen of doubt, eye of suspicion

And let it simmer

And simmer

And simmer

.

You’ve cut out the tongue of communication

Dripped in dragons loneliness

Ground to a pulp tenderness

And let it simmer

And simmer

And simmer.

.

You’ve taken yourself, the cauldron

Carefully added bitter words

Twisted memories and spite

And let it simmer

And simmer

And simmer.

.

Mind you, I was the Witch that stirred the spoon.

.

I read this poem at Write Out Loud tonight along with ‘Bowl of Pea’s Aug 2009

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7 Responses to “You Are The Cauldron”

  1. sarah, you seem to be doing very well by cauldrons and bowls…

  2. well at least there are two now !

  3. No smoke without fire…

  4. ‘Mind you, I was the Witch that stirred the spoon.’

    I love that closing line.

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