“background magic”

Written for:  The Twiglets #129 - "background magic"

In dazzling, whirling
colors, the background
burst with magic.

He pulls your focus
toward the background
so that you never notice
the magic being performed
in the foreground.

she sits with back turned
a broken piece of china
seen magic before

             There once was a traveling magician
           who could disappear folks in an instant.
               One night box held a girl,
               as he gave wand a whirl.
       When box opened, no girl!  Time for an inquisition.


About purplepeninportland

I am a freelance poet, born and bred in Brooklyn, New York. I live with my husband, John, and two charming rescue dogs–Marion Miller and Murphy. We spent eight lovely years in Portland, OR, but are now back in New York. My goal is to create and share poetry with others who write, or simply enjoy reading poetry. I hope to touch a nerve in you, and feel your sparks as well.
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6 Responses to “background magic”

  1. poetrybydebi says:

    Love the limerick

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  2. Reblogged this on Frank J. Tassone and commented:
    #Haiku Happenings #2: Sara’s latest #haikai micro-poem!


  3. Jules says:

    I enjoy watching Penn and Teller. Sometimes though rarely, they show you how some of their tricks are done! Fun verses all.

    (Oh, I’ve seen what happened over at Misky’s a few times, though I think some folks do that purposefully. I work out of the classic editor and don’t even want to mess with the block system.)


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