poetry by j matthew waters

disappearing act

they sat in a circle
boy girl
boy girl
boy girl
making up a story
one sentence at a time
a story about a stickman
made out of salty pretzels
wearing a white paper hat
and strutting around
outside the ring
twirling a magician’s cane
and making each one disappear
with a simple tap of their crowns

april two thousand sixteen
copyright j matthew waters
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13 thoughts on “disappearing act

  1. Children have such wonderful imaginations. 🙂

  2. so vivid, great ❤

  3. Very charming!

  4. Pleasant Street on said:

    I can imagine this as a book (with Millie’s drawings)

  5. I actually find the imagination a little scary… but maybe I see a metaphor of something else.

  6. I would tend to agree with your assessment.

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