Image: Mark Stavish
It is serious business
Being a magician isn’t for the faint hearted.
Once more my hand goes into the hat
I feel around
The bloody rabbit’s gotten out again.
I sit down crestfallen
No matter how hard I try
No matter the hours of practice
I fail every time.
As it is the pigeons are declining in number
As I’ve either crushed or suffocated them up my sleeve.
My future looks bleak
My one aim to be good enough
Practiced enough to do the dragon trick
But no, everything spells failure…
Hmm spells maybe that’s what I should try
Couldn’t go any worse.
No, no no no…..
I want to do the dragon trick
I’ve seen it done
My teacher gave me a dragon’s egg to rehearse with
I should be able to crack the shell
Out pops the dragon.
No luck so far.
I’ve tried to look the part
The long flowing hair,
A headband with an eye on it
Flame torches to give authenticity
Though setting mum’s curtains on fire
A minor setback, her insurance will pay.
Now what was that incantation?
Oops I can’t say it here, magician’s etiquette.
Oh my goodness, back boy back
Ouch that is real fire……