Moondrops – Sarah Doughty

The moondrops glistening on your skin mapped out more than just stars that needed to be named. They were constellations, solar systems, and galaxies. An entire universe awaited to be explored, and though I didn’t know where to start, I knew I wanted to discover them all.


[Sarah Doughty is the tingling wonder-voice behind Heartstring Eulogies. She’s also the author of The Silence Between Moonbeams, her poetry chapbook, and the acclaimed novels and novellas of the Earthen Witch Universe. Good news, they’re all offered for free, right here! To learn more about how awesome Sarah is, check out her website, stalk her on Goodreads, or both.]

völvur – samantha lucero

woman, do you not
long to meet the wet-nurse of the wild
weeping by the flaring mouth
of the yonder tilting,
open-coat of a seething, heaving sea
& hear her salt a muffled meow,
wrought into hard obsidian woe
& thus i spy her music screaming even now
morose & just for thee

man, do you not
long to meet the red devil-woman
sick with sin, the whore of babylon
in feathery bed, writhing in the keyhole
of every fragment of your hive
& open-mouthed, moon-eyed
imploring, welcome-palmed
to receive you as your mother did
in perfect howl & flood

i will encircle you 9 times like the styx,
& where i walk there will be blood.


[Samantha Lucero is the jack-o-lantern at sixredseeds. IMAGE CREDIT: Not Sam, but rather Sam’s lovely friend Kassandra (devil_woman6 on instagram.]