I always have a black cat handy —
Here, you need a spare?
Don’t think we witches have life easy —
Bad luck cast is shared.
[Adele Gardner is currently painting portals in her hall and building a closet TARDIS. Home wouldn’t be complete without five cats, five birds, a harpsichord, and two friendly guitars. She’s had poems and stories in Goblin Fruit, Strange Horizons, Daily Science Fiction, Sybil’s Garage, The Leading Edge, Mythic Delirium, MindFlights, and Star*Line, among others. She chaired the 2012 Rhysling Anthology. Her first poetry collection, Dreaming of Days in Astophel, is available from Sam’s Dot Publishing. Please note: most of this occurred under her previous byline, Lyn C. A. Gardner.]