Elizabeth Barrette (ysabetwordsmith) wrote,
Elizabeth Barrette
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Poem: "From Magic to Manifestation"

This poem came out of the August 6, 2019 Poetry Fishbowl. It was inspired and sponsored by Anthony & Shirley Barrette. It also fills the "change" square in my 8-2-19 card for the End of Summer Bingo fest.


"From Magic to Manifestation"


At first each idea
seems impossible, then
someone figures out
a way to do it.

Technology is
an inexorable march
from magic to manifestation.

Television sends entertainment
to living rooms around the world.

A remote control garage door opener --
or any remote -- is basically a magic wand.

Microwave ovens cook food in an instant.

Cellphones let people walk and talk
at the same time, without a cord.

Wi-fi links distant devices together.

Videochats like Skype and Facetime
add visual imagery to voices.

It's even hard for fiction
to keep ahead of science
when new exoplanets are
discovered all the time.

And that's why
I don't believe in
"the impossible."

Everything is possible,
even if we don't know
how to do it yet.


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