Chantress by Susie McComb

Chantress

Snaking briar

Kiss the ground

Make a root

Where you’re found

 

Snick and snag

Kitten claws

Do your worst

Little thorns

 

Overgrow

Overthrow

Nature’s way

Hammer home

 

He is gone

He who strimmed

Beat you back

Lopped your limbs

 

Dragged you forth

Burnt your dead

Boiled your young

Smeared his bread

 

He is gone

You persist

Bolder now

That he’s missed

 

Blood shall spill

Summer heat

Bramble jam

Simmers sweet

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We couldn’t let September go without a poem about autumn foraging, even though the brambles are probably long past picking now!
Susie was born and raised in Durham, despite the accent, and is tentatively trying to find both her voice and her feet when it comes to poetry. She loves thinking about and working with rhyme, and is hoping to bring together a community of like-minded rhymesmiths in the North East. Follow her on Twitter @rhymefact

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