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Monday, November 15, 2010

The Illusionist


The magician has the lady floating on air
He’s always so careful to mention
There are no strings attached
The audience sits transfixed
Her friends and relatives unaware
The assistant is in danger
The lady seems too stiff to be relaxed
He puts her through the hoops
But never puts a ring around her finger
She’s hypnotized by this illusion
For a moment she’s the star of the show
His tricks are only slight of heart
And perhaps too late she’ll come to know
When he disappears like the rabbit in his hat
For now, he puts his cape around her shoulder
They bow together to approval and applause
But there’s no real magic here
It’s all done with smoke and mirrors
Once revealed, the audience feels
Slightly foolish for believing
Anything they saw

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North Carolina poet and musician Fabian G. Franklin invites you to join him on a poetic journey through the soul.