THE PERKS OF BEING A WITCH
It'd be a lie to say there are no benefits.
So easy now to scratch regular inconveniences.
Her bathroom's always spotless. she learned three chants,
to mop, and scrub, and dust, overnight. Yes, that fast.
Her cats' claws never need clipping. And when she wants
a breeze to sing her into sleep it comes at once.
She hasn't burned a meal in months. She never needs
to search for matches. And other benefits: she'd
never spoke to birds and foxes, raccoons and
opossums, before. Never used a willow wand
for more than chancy dowsing. A lot of life
has eased. But she hones her hunter's knife by hand,