‘Take a lover who looks at you like maybe you are magic.’ ~ Frida Kahlo
I stand spot-lit on the stage,
creating illusion. Look at me
and suspend your disbelief.
Maybe I am magic. Maybe I am
the dream you used to dream.
Let your eyes follow my deceits,
as I conceal more than I reveal.
Did I put it here or there?
No, it is in neither place.
My lovely assistant carried it
offstage, as every other night.
The audience will always cheer.
Stephen Brooke ©2017