A sonnet for the Musecrafters Writing Workshop.
A hush tiptoed across that giant hall
while glaring lights backed off in awe to low.
Curtains pulled away their blank staring wall
to reveal starry rainbows all aglow.
Amidst deep vapors, amidst white hot bolts
a tall figure did emerge triumphant,
the Magician shooting glittering jolts,
welcomed them all in a style resplendent.
Rabbits from black hats, sawing dames in half,
the Magician made his audience grin.
His pranks made them happy and made them laugh,
his magic dancing round edges of sin.
Supernatural subterfuge black art
Beware the Magician's roundabout heart.
Copyright 2007 Jo Janoski, Poet Laureate of Pennsylvania™ 2007