The POTW: Verse Til It Hurts


POTW #851
(Week of 8 September, 2013)

Feel free to think of this as being about a person. Chances are you know someone who fits.


O lilliputian magic wand
Your lusty spell of phosphorus
A bit of sun abruptly spawned
A subtle flick and fiat lux

Prometheus's mighty gift
The flower of invention blooming
Caught and tamed by human tricks
Miraculous but unassuming

It courteously glows and lingers
Gentle tilts will make it stronger
But always quick to burn my fingers
I wish they'd made you somewhat longer

Copyright © 2013 by Dave Grossman

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