Charcoal clouds part away
Stars illuminate in the skyand the crescent moon appears.
It casts Hecate’s enchantment over the cracked, smashed pillars and spider-web covered temples of Lagina.
Eurasian eagle-owl screeches its’ phantom call
A black dog with golden eyes sits beside a pillarand howls its’ surreptitious, melancholy song.
Mugwort, lavender and myrrh burn into the fire’sorange-golden mouth and their aroma permeates the air.
Spirits ascend from the underworld and walk among mortals.
My eyes, like the eclipse, illuminate
My body becomes submerged in witchery
My fingers become electrified
My heart palpitates and conquers desires
About the Author: Christina Ciufo is a passionate writer in poetry, short stories, flash fictions, fables, and completing her first novel. At a very young age, she always had a passion for writing stories and poems, specifically in fairytales, folklore, supernatural, and horror. After graduating Sacred Heart University with a BA in English, she continued to expand her writing abilities at Manhattanville College’s MFA Creative Writing Program and by May 2017, graduated with an MFA degree in Creative Writing. She has recently completed Sacred Heart University's Education Program in December 2018 with a MAT in Teaching in both elementary and secondary and is currently a Sunday School Teacher at St. Timothy's. She has appeared in Gravitas, Spillwords, Ovunque Siamo, Nymphs, Vamp Cat Magazine, Z Publishing Ohio, Truly Review, Mookychick, Door is a Jar Magazine, Bonnie's Crew, The Poetry Question, Twist in Time Magazine and Moonchild Magazine. @ https://twitter.com/ChristinaCiufo