THE TOAD BONE RITE
On the first night you will learn
the dead names and the languages
of nocturnal insects.
On the second night you will hear
the secrets of ghouls, skinwalkers
On the third night you will converse
with the amorous dead, who will
attempt to seduce you.
On the fourth night you will parley
with those never-born
On the fifth night you will be tested
in hell’s harrowing and
dance a reel with the devil,
suckling of his marrow.