Monday, October 20, 2014

The Magician















A sleight of hand magician.
On the Sausalito Pier,
Busked for tourist’s money
Confounding those who gathered near.

There never was a better show,
Seen while waiting for a boat;
Than the cigarette burns he inflicted,
That turned invisible, in one’s coat.

He provided the queue a respite,
From their travel-weary miles…
This commuter from 40 years ago,
Remembers his tricks with smiles.

All who boarded the boat learned,
Reality can't be taken for granted…
The life we took so seriously
May very well be enchanted.

Dedicated to Harry Anderson

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