ever heard a goddess speak?
with a whiskey thick tongue and raspy smoke voice
put dat boy down dis hole, she says with a wink and a nod
and i do as told, because some evil needs Maman to deal with it
soft wax figure, wrapped in goathead stickers, drenched in oil and herbs, down a deep dark hole in a dead tree, broad daylight, middle of town
when a goddess speaks, you listen well, girl
when a goddess laughs, the world trembles
and the girl smiles