An August Day Away

It was the middle of August, on a warm summer’s day, When the butterflies carried me away.

Over wide open plains, with my hands on the reigns; for the impromptu holiday.

Up on their backs, with wings, I was carried. Out into fields and groves, with berries. 

They spoke in my ear, short tales of the year, and dropped magic like glitter with glee. 

They sat me in grass, at cool waters edge, and brought fruit in baskets to eat.

They dove ‘neath the water, the river to dredge, to leave sparkling stones at my feet.

I dug through the seashells and colorful rocks, and gathered my favorites to keep.

The air sang like church bells, the peak of the clock, the butterflies rose with a leap.

In a spiraling cloud, we took to the sky.

The trees all bowed, and started to cry.

The wind sang us home, with music anew.

I was never alone, for the butterflies knew:

It was I who they needed, I needed to be. 

Their magic was nothing with no one to see.

They left me but pleaded, for their own return,

To teach me of something, their magic to learn. 

In feeling their longing, I asked them to stay.

In my home, there, belonging; at least one more day.

Rubiks Cube

Yesterday, sitting with a group of friends, I was handed a Rubiks Cube. Naturally, I asked if they wanted to see me solve it, and I threw the cube up into the air. I caught the jagged box, with colors even on every side, and held it out for them all to see. Ta-dah.

I smiled, as they stared with blank expressions of: You’re an idiot, that wasn’t even funny. 

My joke, lost on them, was silent, until Cassie spoke up.

“Wait… What?”

With the look on Cassie’s face, we all began to laugh. As she grew confused as to why we were all laughing, we all laughed even harder.

“Seriously!.. How did you?.. What?!.”

She took the cube from my laughing hands, as no one could catch their breath to respond. She then proceeded to stare at the cube for a minute.

“Do it again.”

 Cassie mixed it back up for me to solve once more, and handed the cube back to me.

Only then did I reveal the secret to my magic:

The cube had been handed to me.. already solved.

We all conclude: Cassie is blind.