MARIE LAVEAU TALKS ABOUT MAGIC FROM A CONFESSIONAL IN ST. LOUIS CATHEDRAL by Chris Tusa
Marie Laveau, a colored woman who eventually became known as the Voodoo Queen of New Orleans, often used her knowledge of Voodoo to manipulate and acquire power. --Enigma
In one quick lick I waved my mojo hand, made the Mississippiâ€™s muddy spine run crooked as a crowâ€™s foot, scared politicians into my pocket with lizard tongues and buzzard bones, convinced the governor to sing my name under a sharp crescent moon white as a gatorâ€™s tooth.
They say soon my powers gonna fade, that thereâ€™s a noose aloose in the streets looking for a neck to blame. But Iâ€™m just a lowly colored woman and ainâ€™t nobody gonna blame a worm for scaring a catfish onto a hook.