I've been writing a bunch recently,
and for some reason I started thinking
about my former husband's sister Randi
and her fridge magnet.
Even if the marriage wasn't magic,
the divorce can be.
It sported the logo of Marie Laveau's
House of Voodoo,
in the French Quarter of New Orleans,
at least I think it did.
I remember it was from a place right near
the Cathedral and
Marie Laveau's fits the bill.
Since my sister-in-law
never had anything nice to say about her ex,
in fact didn't say anything about him at all,
I wondered how much help the magnet was
in making her divorce magic.
I don't know if she tried any other
Now, lest you think of sticking
some mean thought pins
into an effigy of your former beloved,
I've checked and all their voodoo dolls
are meant for good purposes.
Apparently, you'll have to go elsewhere
if you're inclined toward
the dark side of magic.
what you put out in the Universe
comes back to you.
It all works out in the end.
(And if it hasn't worked out,
it's not the end.)