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it's magic

it's magic!

A prestidigitator I know
graciously agreed to show me
how to make quarters vanish
for small children in costume
on Halloween night.

After insufficient practice 
the night came for me to 
offer the choice, "trick, or treat".

Few came by to engage in the 
uh..."hallowed" American tradition
but that is another trick.

When asked "Do you want the trick, or 
do you want the treat?",
everyone, said "treat!", much to my dismay.

The final costumed charges came up,
a probable four-year-old girl
and her younger brother in tow,
mother at the driveway.

I asked her the question, expecting 
the previous answer in return, but
to my keen expectation, she answered "trick!"

I proceeded to pull out a quarter
and do a slight bit of slight-of-hand, 
somewhat clumsily, but when I opened
my hand to drop the vanished coin
into hers, she looked at her empty
hand for a few perplexed seconds,
then began to giggle uncontrollably
- now that, indeed, is magic to me.

© Goode Guy 2012-11-01

she got the "magic" coin and a big candy bar.

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  1. Date: 11/2/2012 5:35:00 AM
    Excellent poetry you have shared with us Goode. I have enjoyed reading it this morning. I will be back Monday to read more. I wish you a wonderful weekend full of sunshine and inspiration. Love, Carol

  1. Date: 11/1/2012 2:51:00 PM
    Goode Guy, how are you? showing off what you learned is a fun way into showing off what others thought you,,,, i like the 4 year old story, and the quarter... I think i will say trick, before treat... ..always~pd