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THE DESK

May 20, 2013

Tags: charles dickens, great expectations, desk, london, oliver, magic, fiction, plot, character

THE DESK

Please do not touch the furniture.
Too late.
Iíd fingered the worn green leather
of Charles Dickensí writing desk
in great expectations
that the magic might rub off on me.

Please, sir, I want some more
of your plot-weaving powers,
your character-conjuring spells,
to rescue my languishing fiction
from the poorhouse.

© Hazel Spire 2013