Thursday, October 29, 2015


"Flint Knapping" by Travis S. on Flickr

Since those curled keratin shards
could be magicked, they must be
buried deep: dig a hole to China,
put your waxing crescent moons
at the bottom of that earth, cover
them up. But if the ground’s dry
and hard, it works as well to plant
two seedlings on the parings (for
example, one knockout rose that’s
seraph-red, one plumbago cherub-
blue), then gather chert left after
planting. If you’re lucky, you’ll find
two fine-grained stones to fit the
palm of your hand, ready, waiting
to make a flint-knapped heart.


Lori Witzel said...

This is what can happen when you clip your nails.

Dale said...

"Plumbago" fell into place pretty gorgeously!

Lori Witzel said...

^^ Indeed - and it's in our front yard, right near the knockout rose. Art imitating life being, well, art. :-)