The Magician

I did not sign the Magician’s Oath
for a magician I am not
or mentalist, creator of illusions,
smoke and mirrors conjurer.

The house of cards was your idea,
fabricate an audience from a hat,
bring into being the life of the party,
shower coins from an empty bucket,

transformation, restoration,
teleportation, levitation,
production, prediction and penetration
man walking through a mirror,

look each spectator in the eye,
tip of the hat, wink and a slide,
then vanish from the stage
as you transform the assistant into a tiger.

I did not sign the Magician’s Oath
but your secrets are safe with me.