Lyrical Contortionist

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He pulled a Houdini on my heart. I was watching his hands—I was told to always watch the hands when a magician came to town.
He told me I had beautiful hands.

But it had nothing to do with hands in the end—It was the destruction of his words and his sleight of tongue.

© Grace Black

So this is a bit of a cheat today, I originally wrote this poem for the Unbroken Journal and it was published back in May of 2015. If you haven’t heard of the journal I encourage you to check it out. Beautiful poetry and prose in every issue.

The October Poetry Journey continues… #OctPoWriMo

Today is Day 4 of OctPoWriMo  join me, 31 poems in 31 days. Do you dabble in word play as well? Let’s create 31 in 31!

Love and Ink,


  1. Ah .. a little illusion … so well suited for magic … I enjoyed the poem very much and if you’d not pulled it out of your had, I would never have seen it! Bravo!

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