Enter the Season of Spook with this poetic ode to Wednesday Addams.
Wednesday Addams and Calpurnia Addams, we offer you this sonnet in veneration. Poem by Kristin Garth.
Wee witch of woe, a twilight tango tempt
toward a thorny stem, betwixt canines,
begets Bermuda bloom. Dark petals dreamt
by demons doused with flame. At stakes, they pined
for alabaster skin while their own turned
to ash, a punishment of Puritans.
A conjure, not conception, for what burned:
arachnid babydoll in braids condemns
all men. Beguile, bewitch, behead, believe
a voice of vengeance, a family friend.
A sharpened knife inside an onyx sleeve,
to ancestral siren’s summons, she dares descend.
They compel a mother to behead blooms.
Her blackest rose, a daughter, taught in tombs.
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