Domestic Spellcraft

This is a shameless plagiarisation of Lynn Peter's excellent poem about Dorothy Wordsworth
Eye of newt and toe of frog,
Wool of bat and ...
I'm sure there's some in the usual place, sweetheart.
Yes, in kitchen, darling.

Er, wool of dog. No, bat. Bat. Not dog. Bat.
Wool of bat and —
No, not the cupboard. In the fridge.
Toe of frog and wool of —
No, darling, I know we have some. It's next to the lizard legs.
Lizard’s leg and owlet’s wing —
No, it is there. Really. I bought some yesterday. Look behind the eggs.

Lizard’s egg and winglet’s wol…
Oh, hang on. I'll show you, darling.

©Alexa Duir 2014

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