You are the magician, pulling my heart from that black hat.

You hold that fragile organ on the tip of your tongue.

To be cut out with a phrase.

To leave it exposed is risking the darkness.

About Penny Wilson Writes

Penny Wilson is a freelance writer who writes in several genres. She has written articles for WOW Women on Writing. Her poetry has been published in online journals, such as Ariel Chart, Spill Words Press and the Poppy Road Review. Penny is a member of the Austin Poetry Society. Her poetry has been featured in the publication America's Emerging Poets 2018 & 2019 by Z Publishing, Poets Quarterly and Dual Coast Magazine published by Prolific Press. You can find more of her writings on her blog at https://pennywilsonwrites.com/ and follow her on Twitter @pennywilson123.
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3 Responses to Risk

  1. gc says:

    Very welcome. 🙂


  2. gc says:

    I always enjoy your blog entries.

    The articles may be brief but the content is always thought provoking and lightly silhouettes the human condition in some way, shape or form.The existential framing the reaity of things.

    I think we all fear exposing our hearts ( inner selves and vulnerabilities) to another person ( male or female) knowing that unlike the cute and cuddly rabbit in the magician’s hat we allow this momentary master of legerdemain the right to place who we are ( or believe ourselves to be) outfor public/private) scrutiny.

    That is always a tough sell Penny. With a single word this Grand Magician can make or break our day, shatter our illusions about life in general and keep us in a state of psychological suspension until they decide what to do. The staged delay adds to the drama and suspence.

    It is a part of the human condition we know as “reaching out” to another.

    But also remember that we too are sleight of hand artists who while presenting an image of ourselves to another have already tailored this viewpoint to offer our best public self.

    The private self comes later when the magiian has also performed his illusion to please the audience of one and replaced the rabbit back in the confines of the hat.

    Abra Kadabra. 🙂

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