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No Magician

I cannot sketch these walls in colour,
   paint reflections into household things,
transform your pale fingers
   into exotic dancers
across the stage of the breakfast table.
 
I cannot cut holes in your silences,
   turn them into star-shaped flakes
like paper doily decorations,
   line your windows with them,
hang them in the naked trees.
 
I cannot sew beads into the sky,
   embroider a moon from silver threads
to turn your view into
   something more than simply winter;
I cannot pull bright silks from my sleeve.
 
I have only this threadbare jacket,
   its pockets filled with words,
all of them white rabbits,
   all of them hopping
                  invisibly
                                      into the
                                                        snow.
 

Sharon Black

published in collection, To Know Bedrock, 2011, Pindrop Press,
ISBN 978-0-9567822-3-6;
first published in Aesthetica Creative Works Annual 2010