A soft magic spell goes unnoticed

though the air it touches turns to gold

invisible in what we breathe

yet everything and its shadow

passing through our barely conscious souls

tempting us to reach for what we cannot see

and open every door to it

Only when it crawls on the walls around us

will we think to find our minds’ edge 

and raise barricades against the truth

Three assignments left and I’ll have finished my second year of grad school. I just need to sit down and get them done.

Photo by Nicolai Plenk on Unsplash

7 responses to “Temptation”

  1. Very lovely poem

    “invisible in what we breath
    yet everything in its shadow”

    Congratulations to you as well my friend on your second year of grad school. Yea!! Hope you enjoy that accomplishment with some fun this weekend. Hugs, Joni

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