Red Potion Spotted by Susan Taylor

Red Potion Spotted

That I appear more real than reality
is a party trick –
take my red hood furred over with white

That hood or veil is a useable asset
to shrink away concealing
the enormity of my magic

That to introduce magic
realises every path diverges
and comes back together presently

That to be pulled over by time
and stopped in our tracks
is the purpose of now

That being to fly
agaric, symbolic, shamanic,
entrancing the fairy ring

That to meet and eat with me –
the mayhem within these spotted bells
changes all perception

That to change proportions
is sure sign our appearances
are deceptive

That I appear more real than reality
is a party trick –
take my red hood furred with white


Susan Taylor has a penchant for scattering sparkles from  other worlds over her audience. She was described at last month’s Poetry island at The Blue Walnut in Torquay as the Fairy Godmother of the South West poetry scene! She recently headlined with her partner, Simon Williams and ace folk singer, Si Barron at Teignmouth Poetry Festival in March.

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