A Romance of Magic (Draft 1)

A Romance of Magic (Draft 1)

If only I could be magic,
I’d be the first cry,
the seeker of the hug

the playful child
with no plan but to
embrace the world

and in jocular College
get a phD in kindness
with a minor in chuckle
and have the faculty not mind me
add a subject as
the students play with Romance
as if we all knew each other
as intimates of the Universe

and as if
the game included
everyone’s rules.

— Douglas Gilbert