Charm for Protection


by Valerie Wallace

Alexander McQueen coat from In Memory of Elizabeth Howe, 1692

Here a Cocoon     spun from lambswool

Dyed with thistle     woven with wasp paper

Hood be cowled     for private thoughts

Sleeves be lined     for smell of Night

Let none harm you     Let none betray you

Wrap yourself in no Spektral affliction

Your Wound   your Strength   wild   wanted