Sun and stars
are rarely seen,
In hidden lands
behind the screen.

All the day
and all the night,
In darkness broken
by flickering light.

Mix rust and dust
and sand and sweat,
And spells that others
don’t know of yet.

Journey dark
untraveled roads,
With lead and light
and secret codes.

With yes and no
and no and yes,
Lure much from naught
and more from less.

With balanced fire
on fingertips,
And words that pass
no mortal lips.

Words that hint
at wealth untold,
From turning bits
and dreams to gold.