“trick of the light”

Written for:  The Twiglets #313 - trick of the light

she looked provocative
'til she turned–
changing bar light

Oh no, creature
in my bedroom
dangling mid-air.
Flip that light switch;
it's a shirt on a chair.

held high lit candles
concert in the park
field of fireflies

             Visited Coney Island's Fun House
            together with his kids and spouse.
            Trick mirrors changed their looks
             squat to weird, trapped in nooks.
     Scrambling for exit, kids shrieked, and spouse groused.


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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7 Responses to “trick of the light”

  1. Debi says:

    I like that second one. I was thinking today about what it was like before electricity. Lighting a candle would just make it worse, right?


  2. Misky says:

    Leave it to men to grumble! 😂


  3. Jules says:

    deLIGHTful tricks of the pen. I think I remember Coney Island… I did live in Brooklyn, NY… But then I also lived in Queens and Manhattan… and other places too.

    Those fun houses really aren’t fun. Nor are the spooky houses either. I’ll take a stroll on the sand off the boardwalks everytime these days.


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