The No-Show Show

It’s Quadrille Monday again at the dVerse Poets Pub; time to create a 44-word poem.

This week our host, De Jackson (aka WhimsyGizmo) asks us to create a poem using the word “Gasp” or some word that incorporates it. 



The No-Show Show

He was a better magician than expected; 
far better than advertised.

He’d done his vanishing act before,
almost a million times, but tonight

things were different. Tonight
he’d vanished sooner and

more completely than ever before, 
leaving the audience gasping, 

gobsmacked, demanding a refund.

dVerse Poets Pub
Quadrille Monday #171
Gasp  ~


14 thoughts on “The No-Show Show

  1. Can’t you just picture that: the incredulousness that he disappeared! Then reality sets in: “Hey! We want our money back!” Well done, Ron.

  2. I can picture it so clearly! The crowd furious at the absence of the magician .. their evening ruined. Excellent write, Ron! ❤️

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