Poets logo


A poem about finding beauty in the strange and mundane.

By Suze KayPublished 5 months ago 1 min read
Photo by Nick Fewings on Unsplash

There's magic in this world and I'm learning how to find it.

On a hot day, mist gathers in the meat aisle and I drift through it.

On a cold one, steam rises from my skin.

Look, how water makes my face shine and my hair sleek. Look how it trickles and falls, in tears and exhalations.

It's all magic, everywhere, and it's asking me to come outside:

look for where it's hiding, on a mossy plank by the river bed,

in the sundog shining against a bruise-dark cloud.

Even the dead bird, too young for feathers, baking on the sun-hot pavement tomorrow.

Even the leak gathering on the floorboards, because we've lived here for three years and today is the first time the rain fell sideways.

And the lightning strike that shook me loose from the couch with a shout. Car alarms and scalded retinas blaring danger! Magic! Look how close it was!

nature poetry

About the Creator

Suze Kay

Pastry chef by day, insomniac writer by night.

Catch me here for spooky stories, crushable poems, and overall weird thoughts.

Or, let me catch you on my website!

Reader insights


Excellent work. Looking forward to reading more!

Top insights

  1. Heartfelt and relatable

    The story invoked strong personal emotions

  2. Compelling and original writing

    Creative use of language & vocab

  3. Easy to read and follow

    Well-structured & engaging content

  1. Masterful proofreading

    Zero grammar & spelling mistakes

  2. On-point and relevant

    Writing reflected the title & theme

Add your insights

Comments (9)

Sign in to comment
  • Andrei Z.3 months ago

    Love it! I could feel magic flourish in every corner of my room. And then your poem came to an end - and no magic, not anymore. But it was so close, indeed!

  • Paul Stewart4 months ago

    Oh wow! I am so glad Poppy shared this on her post. This was a stunning look at how magic can be found just about anywhere if you look for it and learn to appreciate it. Lovely words, Suze! Gorgeous work!

  • Darla M Seely4 months ago

    Misty, Please read my poems in the short and sweet contest

  • Poppy4 months ago

    Hey, just letting you know I shared this poem in a story on my profile: https://vocal.media/poets/poppy-s-preferences

  • Mackenzie Davis5 months ago

    Oh just incredible. I love the way you frame some of the more negative or mundane things as magic, and unify them all as of a kind. It speaks to an optimism I don’t see too much and I loved immersing myself in it. 💜👏👏👏

  • Darla M Seely5 months ago

    Nice please read my live poems

  • Poppy5 months ago

    This is just beautiful. “Look how it trickles and falls, in tears and exhalations” and “ Even the leak gathering on the floorboards, because we've lived here for three years and today is the first time the rain fell sideways” is my favourite. Definitely deserves a top story

  • Mesh Toraskar5 months ago

    Oh gosh, the imagery here is sublime. Every line told a story and I loved that! Stunningly written :)

  • Ashley Lima5 months ago

    I love this poem so much. I also learned how to look for magic in the mundane. It's everywhere if we're willing to see it. Bravo

Find us on social media

Miscellaneous links

  • Explore
  • Contact
  • Privacy Policy
  • Terms of Use
  • Support

© 2023 Creatd, Inc. All Rights Reserved.