..... poetry .....



"A Card To A Friend"

I do not give-in to the slightest embarrassment 
    as I wait patiently for my Friend.
She is always filled with 
    whimsy and wry humor
As she extricates herself from 
    one of her many disguises.

    I direct my amusement into creating 
    a Card of Magic, 
    and make soft carvings 
    into the canvas of her dreams.

I let my free hand carelessly produce
    a rainbow of colours that
        moves with her breath,
            courts her demons, and
                rescues her abandoned alliterations. 

When she finally emerges,
    she reveals her own Card of Magic,
A Card whose form thwarts
    my best predictions...

December 2009




©2010, Michael Smolens