Street Magic

Street Magic July 3, 2023

On the way home, a magician  

stops you with his banter as he  

discovers a quarter behind your  

ear, and suddenly there’s a soft- 

ness in the back of your throat.  


And, as you admit to being soft,  

the magician pulls a gem from  

your sleeve that you didn’t know  

was there, and you start searching  

your pockets for what you need.  


A Question to Walk With: Discuss with a friend or loved one what magic means to you and how it shows itself.  


This excerpt is from my book of poems, Unadorned. 


Check out Mark’s Events page at for Mark’s upcoming in-person and online events. 

July 9, 16 & 23: You Don’t Have to Do It Along: The Net of Friendship. A 3-session virtual webinar guided by Mark Nepo 1-2:30pm ET/10-11:30am PT. Details at 

Aug 4-6: Omega Institute, Rhinebeck, NY, Surviving Storms: Finding the Strength to Meet Aversity, Weekend Retreat. (web link) 

Sept 8-10: Mercy by the Sea, Madison, CT, Falling Down and Getting Up: An Experiential Weekend and International Book Launch and Signing. (web link) 

Sept 15-17: The Sophia Institute, Charleston, SC, Falling Down and Getting Up — Discovering your Inner Resilience and Strength. (web link) 

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