Poemdog

Dogs 2018

LESSENED LEGERDEMAIN
(3/28/18)

we age

sleight
of hand

becomes
slight

we are
no longer
as tricky

as elusive

we have
become
so clumsily
obvious

perhaps
we always
were

youthful
energetic egos
overemphasizing
the effects
of our manual
dexterity

these days
I relent
after a few
attempts

fingers
in knots

head
in turmoil

I try
pointing
at my intended
tasks

wishing
for real
magic
instead