|Apr/May 2018 Poetry Special Feature|
Found: in ABQ – studio art jewelry by Jessica deGruyter
A Little Bit of Magic
The greatest thing about trying to be a poet is
You get to read poetry almost daily,
Reminding you that magic does exist.
Not the illusion of a hidden rabbit springing out of a hat,
Or the sleight of hand of a card trick that eludes your comprehension,
But the momentary levitation of one's spirit into the transcendent.
The hardest thing about trying to be a poet is
You have to read poetry almost daily to stay current,
Reminding you how well others captured the magic.
A simple combination of complex words
That when rubbed the right way, like the Genie's lamp,
Will grant you any wish you desire.