What Manner of Sorcery by Jennifer Ruth Jackson

Quaffed concoction, minus eye of newt
(for allergy reasons) looks like
moldy cough medicine and tastes
even worse
elongates the limbs, brightens hair now fur
compresses lips into beak

Wizard admits, while scratching his ear
midway down his back
that he may, indeed
need glasses


Jennifer Ruth Jackson’s work has appeared in Strange Horizons, Liquid Imagination, and more. She, her husband, and her houseplant live in an apartment in Wisconsin where (two out of three) play video games. Jennifer has yet to beat her plant in any gaming session.

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