Witch Queen of Angmar
Being a woman over fifty
is a gradual slide into invisibility
that doesn’t happen overnight,
but something you fade into gradually
becoming a specter of your former self.
Now as a wraith,
I’m exploring the shadow world,
past other people’s approval,
and appraising gaze.
not for your soul,
but for the time and space
to seize my own.
Christa Fairbrother is a Florida-based author who lives with a chronic illness. For her day job, she teaches yoga in the pool. In that capacity, she is a published non-fiction author of Water Yoga (Singing Dragon, 2022). As a poet, she writes about universal themes such as health, motherhood, and locatedness.