Saturday, 14 August 2010

Death of a magician

Merlin came like lightning into my life
into my garden
into my home
or nearly into my home

and crashed hopelessly
head lolling on a broken neck
when I found him on the patio floor

majestic thing, lumpen lifeless
the magic in his precious being
gone
I held him like my only child
and looked at his expressionless face

had only we met in earlier times
and shared some slender resource together
just the magician and I who admired him

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