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.


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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,
Grace

14 thoughts on “Lyrical Contortionist

  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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