Sunday, November 15, 2009

La Bruja



Two sisters live in this house I know.

It's not a gingerbread house,

It's not a witches' house,

But it has a curvy front walk

And a cat behind the screen door.


One sister

Is quirky and friendly.

She wears

Leopard print ear muffs in the winter time.

The other sister

Is seldom seen

And won't pass the time of day,

Won't even

Look your way.


What's up with that?

I'd love to know what's up with that.


When she moves, she's so at home in her own body,

She makes it seem like all the rest of creation

Is just a guest in her universe,

And when she turns

The leaves burn

Just because she stands near them.


What's up with that?

I'd love to know what's up with that.


The friendly sister

Always has a good word,

And a smile like honey;

But the other sister

Makes me feel like a blackbird

Shot from the sky

And falling, falling...


What's up with that?

I'd love to know what's up with that.


I think the gypsies

Kicked the dark sister out

Because

Everywhere she stays

It rains the ace of spades

And she was too intense

Even for outsiders like them.

And so I

Ponder her again--

The mother of the moon

In the form of a cat.


What's up with that?

I'd love to know what's up with that.

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Photo: Cat Power

10 comments:

Riot Kitty said...

I'd love to know, too :)

Lil Red said...

I've known sisters like that. Aren't you and your twin like that?? I'd love to know.

Shadow said...

ooooo, light and dark, good and bad...

Dulce said...

What's up with that? Good question. Those sisters are but Ying and Yan all in one
She is a Bruja is that bruja yourself, is yourself both or the friendly one?

I know...!
xoxoxxox ;)

Gabriella Moonlight said...

I guess we possess both of the qualities of these sisters. It's the duality of my nature, although not a Gemini, we all possess the duality of it...what's up with that? Indeed!

<3 to you~!
G

Mama Zen said...

This is absolutely fabulous!

Daryl said...

Me too!

Vesper said...

Your tremendous talent - that's what's up with that! :-)
*sigh of pleasure*

RachelW said...

There's a puzzle in it, that one. The mother of the moon in the form of a cat? I'd love to know, too, what's up with that.

Pouty Lips said...

That's one house divided.