A Little Magic

you are the one
sitting across from me
at the table
in November 2017
grilled cheese sandwiches
and French fries
between us
between our teeth
words try
the way we have felt
for so long
and the way we have felt
for so long
is magic
without the tricks
and the way we feel
is not allowed
is wrong
is wonderful
like watching the sun
rise pink
in another country
and since that night
we have traveled twice
around the sun
seen all the colors
of hope and sadness
in the handful of days
we’ve spent
sitting across from each other
at a table
from the life
we’d love to share
if only we had a trick
up our sleeve
but the tarot card reader
at the Halloween party
suggested your cards
said stay
in the mess we are in
suggested my cards
were telling me to leave
but somehow
you were the one
sitting across from me
at the table
and everything you said
felt like magic
until you were the one
who rose
who said goodbye
who drove back
to the life
you keep promising
to leave







“A Drawer of Memories” by Harry Roseland (1866-1950)

Published by demarisgaunt

I currently live in Greenwood, Indiana. I love to listen to music, books on CD, podcasts or NPR as I work in my studio.  My favorite artists are Andrew Wyeth and Edward Hopper. I love poetry, but only the good stuff that isn’t so abstract I can’t understand it. Abstraction better lends itself to visual art, I think. Stephen Dunn is my favorite poet. He’s said just about anything that can be said about the inner workings of the heart and mind. My favorite novel is Atonement by Ian McEwan. My all time favorite band is The Cure. I love science, and anything that relates to how the mind works. I don’t believe in the supernatural. If I could meet anyone in the world, it would be Richard Dawkins or Steven Pinker. If you don’t buy my art or read my poetry, buy one of their books. It will enrich if not change your life.  My favorite things to do are hiking, kayaking and camping. My favorite food is so common, I’ll keep you in suspense (It starts with a P). I prefer chocolate to vanilla. Green is my favorite color. I have an aversion to planning or scheduling of any kind, and I live for spontaneous adventures! Telephone conversations make me anxious, and I avoid them at almost all cost. I had a happy childhood. I’m having a pretty fantastic adulthood. I have every intention of seeing my 100th birthday, after which I will happily relinquish my guts to the future of medicine. Cheers! ~DeMaris

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