It arrived in the mail one morning,
with no visible words on it
to be deciphered.
It must have invisible writing,
I thought to myself.
How does one make invisible writing reappear?
So far I've seen it done in a Harry Potter movie,
with a magical book.
Perhaps an incantation will be effective.
I make up something crazy from my imagination.
I say and then sing it out loud,
to make the pages say something to me.
Then the most amazing thing happens.
I have an old idea.
I get out my old decrepit typewriter.
I put the manuscript page inside it.
Then I type, whatever occurs to me.
It becomes a poem.
Now the manuscript has visible words on it, but they belong to
Writing by Regina Stemberger