Life is full of meaning
the way new milk is rich with fat.
Brigid, goddess of dairymaids and poets,
let my pen become the churn
until the fresh sweet butter
of wisdom coalesces
giving us something
to spread across our bread
softening the crusty edges of our days
filling us with the savor that sustains.
[Literata is a Wiccan priestess and writer. Her work has appeared in several anthologies, including Mandragora, Unto Herself, and Anointed as well as multiple periodicals. She is currently completing her doctoral dissertation on the history of magic with the support of her husband and four cats. www.worksofliterata.org]