Magic for Beginners – Paula Puolakka

“Climb up, climb up,” they say,

but sometimes it would be better to stop.

To be a Master is ok:

you don’t need to be a Doctor.

A Master can do all kinds of things and

become the king of everything.


Here’s magic for beginners:

things are always simple.

It’s the mind of an overanalytical bimbo that

can create an elephant out of a pimple.


Photo by Javardh on Unsplash

Paula Puolakka (1982) is a Beat poet, writer, and MA (History of Science and Ideas.) In late 2021 and early 2022, Puolakka is the representative of the City of Oulu. To learn more, check out Poetry Potion, Spillwords Press, and Penable .

In late November, her article will be a part of an issue of a Finnish magazine for Museology.

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