The Cave of the Cat – Oweynagat
The entrance is small and triangular but
the cave grows the farther you go inside it,
almost like a womb.
Blackberries surround the impenetrable darkness,
as if in warning of the trick the cave does to trespassers
as it takes them.
Never go there on the night the veil is thinnest,
for it will swallow you whole and never relent its
prey on Halloween night.
Only a hooded crow emerges from the depths
back to the mortal world, as it brought spirits of
the darkness to materialize.
About the Creator
I am Fiona Howell, an Irish musician and a writer hailing from New Hampshire, US. I have two books out on Amazon: The Locked Box and Blackwood. I have three poems published in anthologies by the Peterborough Poetry Project.