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Witchy Woman

Mike Essig
1 min readMay 31, 2017


For the over 100 women hanged in Essex, 1647.

Weaver of the olde ways.
Witch, Wiccan, Wise woman.
Do not suffer a witch to live.
Snuff her out before she threatens.
Burn her, drown her, hang her,
but be sure she leaves no trace.
She knows the wild woods,
herbs and potions that bind.
Never look directly in her eyes.
Satan smooths her evil words.
God made Man to rule the earth.
Root her out, chase her, catch her,
make sure she is truly dead.
A woman of wisdom might
turn the world upon its head.



Mike Essig

Honorary Schizophrenic. Recent refugee. Displaced person. Old white male. Confidant of cassowaries.