For today’s prompt, write a magic poem. The world is filled with magic for those who are open to seeing it. Sure, some of it is trickery and sleight of hand, but there’s also a magic to everyday moments and situations, certain notes in favorite songs, even mistakes that end up being so perfect that artists can only claim magic. I hope every poet can conjure up a bit of magic with this week’s prompt.
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Here’s my attempt at a Magic Poem:
while one hand snaps its fingers
the other grabs a coin from a pocket
before producing it “from thin air”
& many are moved but not you
because you know all my little tricks
& how i conjure empty incantations
no matter how many rabbits i pull
from hats & assistants i saw in half
the only magic that works is my time
Robert Lee Brewer is Senior Content Editor of the Writer’s Digest Writing Community and author of Solving the World’s Problems (Press 53). He had a proud dad moment over the weekend when his 9-year-old son organized and performed a magic show for the neighborhood families while raising money for hydrocephalus research.
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