Posted by: Ron DuBour | April 5, 2018

Wizardry~by Paul Lenzi





“Deception” by Frelisa Walker

smoke and mirrors

and shadow speech

secret apparatus in

ploy of a priesthood

long beards longer

robes cloak agendas

pointed words serve

designs of distraction

from furtive deft

hands spinning issues

positions opponents

achieving odd profiles

that gull jaded eyes

and pander to fear

magic staffs poke

dull minds in their

sweet spot of envy

with empty impossible

promises villains

transform into heroes

astride their white

chargers with hats

full of stars and moons

ready to shine in the

stale dusty darkness of

little used voting booths

truth somewhere left

on the floor nothing

more than detritus

of damaged democracy

litter unswept and

unnoticed beneath

shuffling sandals


From my book Onionskin


  1. thank you for sharing my poem with your readers

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