Double Double Golden Shovel


Today’s writing is a double golden shovel poem using two lines from Elizabeth Willis’s “The Witch.” Lines are emboldened vertically. 

Double Double Golden Shovel 

with herbs and frogs she concocts

a potion which may at first 

glance appear soupish ~ then 
she will call to powers that 
will not be weak but will 
make her stew an acting agent,
rancid only in deed ~
the enemies of a witch sip 
fresh hell from silent spoons, 
butter creamy film residue 
of wickedness from whose actions 
her spell placards exacting
righteous evil are cast upon her
neighbor who soon goes missing….

3 Replies to “Double Double Golden Shovel”

  1. Ooooh, Kim. wow. I don't know how you do those double golden shovels so flawlessly. I too love the title, and these lines make me shiver:”the enemies of a witch sip fresh hell from silent spoons, butter creamy film residue of wickedness”


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