Masochist Magician

Written by: Susan Palli

Sore feet
Feel the heat
Hot coals
Burning soles

Run to stream
Let off steam
Cool again
On the mend

Lie on nails
Then I wail
Over I roll
Back has holes

Open mouth
Sword goes south
Hard to swallow
In sweat I wallow

Public applauds
It’s me they laud
I say goodbye
Farewell they cry