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Roy Redux

Siegfried and Roy were inducted into the Las Vegas Walk Of Stars on Tuesday, three years to the day after Roy was attacked and grievously injured by a tiger during their act. In observance, here's the poem I wrote on that day in 2003.

Forced Retirement

His codpiece bulging
His hair styled high
Roy *snapped* his whip
As the tigers raced by

One Bengal took issue
And reared in her place
And sank her huge fangs
Thru the Lancome on Roy's face

Beaded costume in tatters
Bloodied Roy softly said,
"Forget 911!
Call Edith Head!"

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