key to the willow pt IX

out of the cave
she took
her first tentative steps
into the dust filled sky
the meteor fell
as she had foretold
while staring
into her cauldron
of bubbling brew

the rains
would come soon
thundering
across the forest
to shake
the very spiralling steps
at which lay
the one thing
she desires over all

her legs ache
from standing
hunched over the fires
trying to read the future
in the floating pieces
of whatever
she could gather
from traps
spread in the darkest reaches
of her
solitary existence

but she cackled
to herself
as she limped
into the woods
for the time was at hand
the great darkness
that clouded her vision
would be lifted
as the door
swung open
at last

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