trombone poetry

this beats alchemy
before your very eyes
I will create a new being
harmoniously using
the power of the mind
the magic of words
plus a natural object known for its inner cleansing properties

in the language of our ancestors
a fig is a thing of little or no consequence

in the realm of the psyche
a figment is a fabrication or invention

in the illustrious history of supernatural phenomena
mentalism is a kind of conjuring act

I give you now
the figmentalist
a believer in figments.




Paul Taylor 2002