Beltane’s Leftovers…Friday Fictioneers – May 3, 2014

PHOTO PROMPT – Copyright – Renee Heath

PHOTO PROMPT – Copyright – Renee Heath

Candles burned along the mantle,
(Someone forgot to buy the drip-less sort)
Megan (cleaning lady) has to find a way
To clean the mess up as the day begins …

Witches made merry under the mellow light
Dancing, singing for Beltane feasting …
Alas, alas, and sigh … all good things come to an end
Upon the first light of day Megan looked forlorn.

The last wisps of incense filled the air
As she began to clear the trash…
Spring was properly celebrated
Now to return to daily routines.

Boredom ‘tis life … separated by special moments … she thought.

Written for Friday Fictioneers May 2, 2014

18 thoughts on “Beltane’s Leftovers…Friday Fictioneers – May 3, 2014

  1. Nicely written, Georgia! I could smell whiffs of that incense (actually church incense makes me faint…haha for real) My first job at 14 was cleaning houses…ah, this poem brought back memories.


  2. Dear Georgia,

    Patchouli, definitely patchouli. The idea of the maid having to clean up after the witches’ celebration the night before was clever and amusing.




  3. Bastet, Poor Megan, left to clean up after the celebration. Thanks for adding who she was. I love incense but I’m allergic to it. My husband doesn’t like it. He doesn’t even like candles burning for any length of time. We have a battery lantern for when the electricity goes off. Well written. 🙂



    • Thanks Susan,

      the cleaning lady, in this case a witch’s apprentice, never gets named and so I thought it only proper to break that odious tradition. I love incense and candles…though I prefer the drip-less kind. But for when the electric fails we also have a battery lantern, more practicle…comes on when the lights go off! 🙂



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