Sunday, June 1, 2014


Consultant Patrick Jane, with the FBI,
will always scoff and patently deny
that he has “psychic” powers, but insist
his only talent’s as a “mentalist.”

A former con artist, keen to observe
his mark’s proclivities then pitch a curve,
Jane fakes them out with sleight of hand or mind
using some ruse he’s cunningly designed.

His modus operandi is his wit,
which strikes before the target knows he’s hit:
Jane’s more like Puck than sterner Sherlock Holmes:
Sherlock is disquisitions, Jane is poems.

     While three dimensions bind the rest of us,
     Jane’s found another one, more ominous.