Be careful what you ask for in your summoning,
for you summon carelessly yearlong,
careful what you ask for in thinnest dark tonight.
You prepared carefully, lovingly for this night
Altar handmade and sincere, you sit and breathe
moonlight incense focused on flickering light.
Careful what you ask for in thinnest dark tonight,
ask not to see the dead, those who cannot recall their plight
those with brass buttons & purple ribbons dangling from
bones, those who carry the instrument of their death in weary hands
you didn’t mean to summon the dead, the words slipped out
and their unrest will visit you. One by one, everyone
you have forgotten about.
Be careful of your face while summoning, measure your heart’s beating
Is your brow placid as a dawn lake, your heart loose and light
Does a smile walk upon your lips, gateway for thinnest night?
Ask for spirits to come if they wish. Ask them what they need,
give them what they ask or crave
receive what they leave and let them go.
One night they will not appear because your love
set them free.
Shed the veil and set your own tears free.