Saturday, May 9, 2020

COVID-19 Ends Horn's Magic at 75

Magicians with their sleight of hand can make all things disappear
Then to the audience’s amazement and enjoyment have them reappear
Through illusions your eyes are totally deceived
That which defies the laws of physics one comes to believe
Siegfried and Horn were magicians at the top of their class
For many years at Vegas performing magic tricks that would make the audience gasp
For props instead of women being sawed in half
A white lion and white tiger were key members of their craft
13 years at appropriately the Mirage named
The two plied their skill and basked in growing fame
On one night in 2003 the white tiger chomped on Horn with a vicious bite
Injured badly but a stroke soon after would move his magician’s skill from sight
Today the news out of Vegas confirmed that magic is but an illusion and things do not disappear
Especially when it is the invisible enemy COVID-19 that in Horn’s 75 year old body chose to appear
On April 28 his publicist announced Horn had tested positive but was doing well
Then quickly on May 8 the churches were ringing mourning bells
Fame does not protect the elderly in the winter of their years
We must be all hands on deck to prevent the virus to in their bodies appear.
 © May 8, 2020 Michael P. Ridley aka the Alaskanpoet
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