This Is Exactly What The Priestess Looks Like

This Is Exactly What The Priestess Looks Like

A Poem by Poe Redd

i've been waiting for this one. you have no idea how many failed poems i wrote already with the same title.


Snow White's stepmother slipped outside

where the frozen air killed her breath

and she watched it float away as a ghost.


In addition to her cold stone heart

this winter over there was to too much to bare so

she chose to modify her old cloak.


She ordered her hunter to kill some more

Snow Whites

So he came back with more dead birds.


Now the evil queen took their feathers

and tucked them in soft between the black

layers, especially in her high collar.




I love my jacket

my long black jacket with the

pillow-soft high collar.


I was wearing it while walking my

imaginary graveyards one day

when I felt my hair slither.


It might have been the wind

but a snake is a slither and

a bush is a slither's home.


I imagined my hair to be

both a slither and a bush

so I immediately came to consider

the possability that

I was a witch.


No, I thought as I stood so silently

before the barred garden door

I'm not a witch, I'm a Priestess

and this is exactly what the priestess looks like.

© 2012 Poe Redd

Author's Note

Poe Redd
not sure why my jacket reminds me of Snow White's stepmother. x3
the Priestess story is a long one. Mostly, I like the word.

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This was a great little story you placed together. It was easy to picture and understand. I loved it.

Posted 8 Years Ago

what a terrific imagination you possess
and capture here...
love it

Posted 8 Years Ago

Wow, so cool. I see hoe it is loved. Your thoughts are in here.:)

Posted 8 Years Ago

Good description gave life to the poem. Vision of myth and story are hard to create with new media. Little imagination is being used. I like the way you directed the reader in this poem. A excellent poem.

Posted 8 Years Ago

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Added on January 26, 2012
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