Twelve moon-wise women, rich in years,
In celebration of the ancient rites
Good witches all, we gave what lay within
in love's fierce, sacred circle.
Penny Gerking is a retired RN, has published poetry in The Lyric, Outer Darkness, Perspectives, and ezines; mipo's ella, The Horsethief's Journal, The Green Tricycle, Nectarzine as well as other anthologies and journals. She is editor of Retrozine the journal of memories and administrates the on-line forums Heaven's Pennies. She writes fiction, mainstream and sci fi, facilitates writing groups, teaches at workshops, and still finds playing with the grandkids the most fun of all.
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First published in MiPo's Women Beat, Ella Issue #1, 2002. Re-printed by permission of the author.