the witch

by nightmares
and wiccan prayers
and fetid airs
she follows her life's creed

by moldy flax
and candle wax
and devil's tax
she staves away all need

by chimney flue
and pinches of rue
and wriggling brew
she her mouth dost feed

by nightly crier
and danger dire
and killing fire
she for her life doth plead.