Blue Bonnet Review

A Literary Journal Featuring Poetry, Fiction and Nonfiction by Talented Writers Around the Globe

A literary journal featuring poetry, fiction and nonfiction by writers around the globe. 

Wyoming Magician


Walking smartly past the mango trees and then slowing suddenly in his stride to charitably use the broad front page of a local newspaper to shade someone’s cradled infant from the fiery afternoon sunlight, a Wyoming magician hopes out loud that his wife isn’t still in Laramie; ‘hopes she’s gotten, held, and nurtured the attention of a curly-haired electrician (a curly-haired neighbor) who seemed to have absorbed completely a spell the magician placed upon him a mere two days before the magic man had to fly south to Marco Island.

This magician’s swarming hope, which he veritably shouts now through the newspaper and directly at the infant and then shouts a second time, back toward the mango trees, is that his wife and Curly have by this time run off to locales unstated and unknown, to begin a brand-new life together. O how sweet a return flight looms for the magician if he’ll just be able to calmly sit upright and buckled in his jet as it rises through the heavy Florida air, and feel beyond a reasonable doubt that his wife is anywhere but in Wyoming.