A tanka for me

My friend Horace Bush wrote a tanka about me.  A tanka is a Japanese poem consisting of five lines, the first and third of which have five syllables and the other seven, making 31 syllables in all and giving a complete picture of an event or mood.

The Alchemical Visionary

With a snap, flash and
mischievous smirk- he captures
your soul now hostage
in his magic lab.  He gives
back only what you’ve become.