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Connie Wanek - The Coin Behind Your Ear

Before you knew you owned it
it was gone, stolen, and you were a fool.
How you never felt it is the wonder,
heavy and thick,
lodged deep in your hair like a burr.
You still see the smile of the magician
as he turned the coin in his long fingers,
which had so disturbed your ear
with their caress. You watched him
lift it into the light, bright as frost,
and slip it into his maze of pockets.
You felt vainly behind your ear
but there was no second coin,
nothing to tempt him back.
No one cared to know why he did it,
only how.

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Poet: Connie Wanek
Poem: The Coin Behind Your Ear
Poem of the Day: Jun 19 2008

Comment 1 of 1, added on February 4th, 2009 at 10:30 AM.

Excellent capture of the moment of magic. Well penned poem Connie.

Terry Finch from United States

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