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Poetry

Savannah Schultz

Limpia

I called upon a Witch
He said,
“soak for seven nights
in salt,
in rum,
in oil.”
night after night
cats mewling and circling
I let my skin tender, then --
carnal friction would rend flesh from bone
and expose my soul so pure
yours would find salvation
in the vittles of my love
and over the mass of bone and blood mess left in the bed
I would finally be free.


Savannah Schultz is a writer and poet from the Canadian prairies. She currently lives in Edmonton, Alberta. You can find her soon to be released collaboration of experimental music and spoken word at limina.bandcamp.com and on social media at @unspecifiedbody.

Emily Corwin