Word of the Day Poem: Famulus – a servant or attendant, especially of a scholar or a magician

For Your Next Trick

Of course,
you cannot expect it.

You cannot stand on a stage with him
sawed in half
awed in his showmanship

and not feel the favor of the audience.

You cannot help the pulling of your gut
to chase that feeling.

You cannot help but practice pulling the rabbit
from the hat

Or timing how long you hold your breath.

For your next trick, you would drown him in the water chamber
(No fortune cookie required)

And assume the role of savior
axing the glass and releasing the death-filled water.

For you are his famulus in this moment.

But not for long.

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