Hitching a Ride on the Hocus Pokus Pony
by G. A. Scheinoha

Magic isn’t a word
just the way
you abracadabra them into
your eyes. Illusion isn’t an art,
just how you twist their minds
into believing these white rabbit lies.
Legerdemain isn’t another word
for love, just the hat from which
you pluck a dove, before
releasing it to the skies----
and proving your hand
is still fast enough
to surprise.