Manuscript

Monday, September 27, 2010

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
me.

Writing by Regina Stemberger

Photo "* Forever Swirls *" by pareeerica

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