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YES, I’M A WITCH by Damian Rogers

For Yoko Ono

I dreamed there was a storm.
When it cleared the sky said here

is a half glass of water
to see the seasons through.

When I was a little girl Mother
said I could be anything.

For Yoko Ono

I dreamed there was a storm.
When it cleared the sky said here

is a half glass of water
to see the seasons through.

When I was a little girl Mother
said I could be anything.
I said a rabbit.

White hare running             through white air.

Stand at the stove and heat milk.
Dream of white rabbits dancing
on white chairs in white snow.

Say yes to sleeping in a see-through dress.
Yes to a pair of scissors for the people
who cut holes in my clothes.
I’ll sit here and watch you do it.

I looked up at the night
and saw the moon.
I said Are you cold?
Do you need a blanket?
Oh no, she said. No, no, no.

When I woke up there was a mountain
and I was a cloud floating beside her.

How do we get back down?

Iron your mind out
like a clean white bedsheet.
Hang it on a clothesline.

Call it the sky.

 

Listen to Damian Rogers’ reading of “Yes, I’m A Witch” below…

 

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About Damian Rogers

Damian Rogers
Damian Rogers was born and raised in suburban Detroit and is now based in Toronto. Her first book, Paper Radio, was nominated for the Pat Lowther Memorial Award. She is the creative director at Poetry In Voice/Les voix de la poésie, a recitation contest for high-school students in Canada.