finger ring

wedding gig
doing magic
for the bridesmaids

“this is a finger ring
good isn’t it!?
do you like that?
everyone likes
a good finger ring
don’t they?!”

the kind of naughty line
that has to be handled carefully

on this occasion
a guy was about to swallow
a mouthful of champagne
and managed to snort it

we all watched
transfixed
as he heroically struggled
to not let it
explode out of his nose

when at last he swallowed
tears down his cheeks
everyone jumped to their feet
for a standing ovation

wedding magic