shell game…

shell game

most days
i just make
a brief appearance
then i’m
covered up
shifted
left
or
right
before
someone reaches
to find me
they rarely do
the odds
are against them
with this
slight-of-hand game
in fact
few
ever find
the truth

10 thoughts on “shell game…

  1. This is an amazing poem. I connect to its message on at least three levels. And one of those is the beautifully matched illustration. Did you take that picture yourself? I wish I could express myself that profoundly in words and picture. But there is a vast difference between the wise poet and the goofy cartoon mouse-man.

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