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Some things it is good to be wary of: by Juleigh Howard-Hobson



Some things it is good to be wary of:

a full moon hung in a cloudless black night,

pale strangers with eyes that don’t blink enough,

three people using one match, catching sight

of silver quarters set out widdershins,

incomplete pentagrams, a sealed glass jar

containing hair and half a dozen pins,

the luck brought on by a broken mirror,

playing cards depicting the eight of spades,

hearing three knocks, then three more…then again,

the wheel of fortune Tarot card when laid

upside down, chalk circles with eleven

candles in them, clocks striking noon while bread

bakes, thirteen anythings, alive or dead.


Juleigh Howard-Hobson’s poetry has appeared in The Non-Binary Review, Anti-Heroin Chic, Pink Plastic House, Mooky Chick, Third Wednesday, Think Journal, The Lyric, Birds Fall Silent in the Mechanical Sea (Great Weather for Media), Lift Every Voice (Kissing Dynamite), and many other places. Her book Our Otherworld (Red Salon) was nominated for the Elgin Award. Other nominations for her work include the Pushcart, the Best of the Net, and the Rhysling. Find her on Twitter: @PoetForest

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