One morning, Ivan woke up quite fearing,
As he looked in the mirror, that he was disappearing.
But rather than fret about becoming see-through,
He would finally live out his dream! That’s what he’d do.
He had always wanted to perform on the greatest of stages,
And now he had an act! One to be remembered for the ages!
“Invisible Ivan” it said on the Shining Star Theater’s marquee,
The poster proclaimed, “One Night Only! The best show to see!”
The theater was packed, from front row to back.
The house lights dimmed, signaling the start of the act.
Ivan walked into the spotlight, as translucent as a ghost,
And he began by juggling three bowling balls, two cats and some toast.
Then he did a dance routine with grace and style,
And his stand-up comedy had them rolling in the aisles.
And when all that was left of him was barely an outline,
He bowed to his audience, and said, “You’ve been kind,
But I feel my time is up, I’m afraid I must go.
Leave a donation to the theater after the show.”
And poof! He vanished. The audience roared and cheered.
But Ivan wasn’t totally gone, as he had feared.
Yes, quite invisible, but still he was there, all right.
With a shrug, he walked out of the theater into the night.
So nowadays, Ivan just relaxes and walks about.
No one can see him, but he’s not put out.
He’ll pull the occasional prank, if he catches you unaware.
Just because you can’t see him, doesn’t mean he’s not there.