Poem by Juliette Sebock
They say to stop worrying,
you should visualise your childhood,
carefree days of bare feet
on freshly-mowed grass,
jumping over a hose-stream
and climbing up a tree;
and I hate to break it to them,
but I hardly remember a time
because even the little girl
drawing chalk circles
knew they'd have to turn to sigils
to ward off the evils of the world.
Juliette Sebock is the author of Mistakes Were Made and has work in publications including Royal Rose Mag and Cauldron Anthology. She is the editor-in-chief of Nightingale & Sparrow and runs a lifestyle blog, For the Sake of Good Taste. When she isn't writing (and sometimes when she is) she can be found with a cup of coffee and her cat, Fitz. She can be reached at her website and across social media at @juliettesebock. She is a regular contributor of Marías at Sampaguitas.