Macbeth, King of West End, North Carolina, Reflects on His Life Choices
Malachi Ray Adkins
Perhaps I shouldn’t have listened
to the witches on the corner,
taunting me with my future.
Put your palms out.
Look deep in my crystal ball.
Stir my cauldron.
Pick a card.
Spiders will divine your death.
Beware those born of a caesarean section.
or those with a knife,
the will to live.
Beware those who breathe and eat and drink
Heed my words or pay the price.
That is for you.