My poem “The Napkin Trick” is up today on the front page of VerseWrights poetry community. A big thank you to Carl Sharpe, its founder and very dedicated editor.
Here is the complete text of the poem:
The Napkin Trick
It’s been done before:
The intention of conversation
starts and ends with a slow walk
around a familiar, short block —
the light purse or empty pocket.
should only call for some cash.)
A set of doors is chosen
but not broached,
and reluctance comes as a reminder
of isolated drinks
where music from cars
(circling the block in search of a parking spot)
on the front and back
of a red paper napkin.
“The Napkin Trick” was originally published by Toasted Cheese Literary Magazine.