Monday, March 16, 2009

In the magician's land of make-
   believe and illusion
what one doesn't see is always
   there . . .
only one doesn't see it
until the conjurer is ready to
   show it.
The silks are stuffed within the
   hollow egg,
the flowers collapsed within the palm
   of his hand,
the card concealed on the back of his
But death is the greatest necromancer
   of all;
in a moment of inattention,
he makes his sleight and palms a
and one does not realize
that the breathing figure is gone.

Bill S. Ballinger
The Tooth and the Nail

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