abracadabra

we were young
frugal
out to dinner
with another couple

a magician wandered
table to table
he stopped
asked
do you have a bill?

$5..."no that won't work"
all i have is a twenty
"perfect"
abracadabra--hocus pocus--presto change o

then he was gone

we were sick
sick
sick
sweetie's lunch money
for the month
magically evaporated

i'll never forget
being duped

and counting pennies

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Comments

Grandma Honey said…
That is so sad....how cruel. Did he wander table to table doing that? Probably more like restaurant to restaurant.
Eddie said…
Thats why I live by the rule of never trust a magician.
S. Etole said…
that's sad ...
Melissa: said…
what a creep!
I can feel my stomach twisting up just thinking about it.

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