I asked —
“Do you believe in magic?”
and he eagerly answered “yes,”
thinking his black and white dreams
were as polychromatic as mine.
I closed my eyes to pretend
his sleight of hand was enchanted
for as long as I could, but
there is no substitute for
lightning across a January sky.
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