Change of Heart

 A Double Golden Shovel written from two of Elizabeth Willis’s lines from “The Witch”

Change of Heart 

A frog in an empty cauldron 

(witch as judge and executioner
has no route of escape that may have been possible to find, even if
known before the capture – but 
to throw his green body around and 
weep in the language of frogs 
at the thought of a fire under 
the pot is more than a witch with 
sight can endure. Her insensitive way
of evil overcomes her to release
her captive amphibian in an instant,
own her mistake, upturn the iron so the
child, back from frogdom, can spike a win

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