Telekinesis for Beginners – Lois Roma-Deeley

First, massage lavender oil
onto each temple, then notice

the wine glass on the kitchen table,
empty now of all meaning.

Feel energy flowing through muscle and bone;
focus your intention.

Now close both eyes.

The candle will slowly burn down into itself.
Cypress will charge the air.

Now blink twice.

A school bus levitates off the ground
Spoons melt inside a porcelain cup.

Mountains will quake at the magnitude
of such power.

But there’s so much more, isn’t there?
that I have to move.

Memory is a wicked thing.

Lois Roma-Deeley

Lois Roma-Deeley’s fourth poetry collection The Short List of Certainties won the Jacopone da Todi Book Prize (2017). Her previous collections are: Rules of HungernorthSight and High Notes- a Paterson Poetry Prize Finalist. Her work is featured in numerous anthologies and journals. Currently she is an Associate Editor of Presence.

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