Magic Shop

July 15, 2018

Magic Shop

by Inessa Carver



I step into a magic shop one day

A bundle slung upon my shoulder

My body breaking beneath the weight

Like Atlas broke


A sign upon the wall reads

“Exchanges Only, No Returns”

The crone behind the counter glaring

Like one of the Fates


I expect to see a string 

A red thread of destiny, ready to cut

But the decrepit figure has nothing

Only beady eyes


I p