MAGICIAN OF THE THREE PORTALS

There you were

My Magician of the

Three Portals

Breaking from the Past

Finally burying those

Just-won’t-die-corpses

Of all that was wrong

In your discordant song

Of early life

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Here you are

My Magician of the

Three Portals

Moving through the Present

Invisible wand

Conjuring

A life built on

The ruins faded and gone

What an archaeological

Dig it is

But you keep the layers separated

Then and Now

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Here you will be

My Magician of the

Three Portals

A Future of promise

But you hesitate

One foot out in the Now

And one foot testing

Intemperate water

Preparing to dive into

Who knows?

But age brings unexpected

Strength

Whether Pleasure or Sorrow

So embrace

Whatever gifts are brought

To you

Tomorrow…

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© 2021 Clarissa Simmens (ViataMaja)

IMAGE:  Magic Portal by Nightcross-DeviantArt