Behold the Wizard

his staff
a thunderbolt

his cloak
dark sheets of hail

his foe
translucent air

a whorl of smoke
the stench of skunk

Moses,
Merlin, Gandalf

graybeards
in lightning spell craft . . .

a recluse
fingers his magic bone—
mountain hermitage

Anna Cates

 

Behold the Wizard

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