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Poem by Juliette Sebock

Innocence

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

without worries,

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.

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