Photography by Ange Harper Model: The Druidess Of Midian

Walk down the path into the woods.
You don’t need a lantern, you don’t need light.
You’ve been here before and so have I.
In my hands I have stars, fish, water, air.
I have three wishes and three stories to tell.
I know you can hear me.
You hear me every night when the branches scrape across the window,
when the dog asks to be let out, when your heart beats too fast.
Look in the mirror, look at the palm of your hand,
look at the black dresses hanging in the closet.
Walk out the door, you don’t need a key or a map.
There are no directions, and anyway, you’re already there.


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Alice Hoffman is the New York Times bestselling author of over twenty books for adults, children, and young adults, including Practical Magic, The Dovekeepers, Nightbird, and The Museum of Extraordinary Things. Her latest novel The Marriage of Opposites was published in August by Simon & Schuster. Find out more at